Halloween in Bali

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Do you know that Halloween is celebrated by the Balinese? Yes, it is not trivial, but Western influence has managed to make its way into Balinese culture to see the birth of the festive halloween. This can easily shock when you know the origins of Halloween that go back to the ancient Celtic festival of Samhain. Celtic Feast, which once animated the evenings over 2,000 years ago in the region now known as Ireland

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For the Balinese, Halloween parties are like crazy parties in Bali the day before Nyepi. Nyepi, the Hindu New Year and the most important day of Hinduism. The night before Nyepi, the Balinese go crazy with “Oga Oga” (the scary floats) because they want to scare the evil spirits. The next day you must stay in the house and be very quiet; otherwise evil spirits will come back and possess you. You can compare these crazy and scary nights with Halloween nights.

However, Halloween is a typical Western tradition. For the Balinese, Halloween has nothing to do with their religion. Due to the growth of tourism and the great Western influence, Bali started to celebrate Halloween in one way or another. Restaurants and international hotels are passionate about Halloween and start disguised parties with great prices for the scariest Halloween costume. The most famous holidays always take place on the Saturday before Halloween.

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If you’re looking for a scary costume for Halloween, go to a famous couturier. The couturiers of the common tourist cities know this western tradition. Just show them a picture of the costume you’d like to have (and maybe bring them the material if it’s something special) and they’ll personalize it for you.

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If you want to burn a scary face in a pumpkin, you do not have to look for a normal pumpkin. Try to buy a “labu parang” – it’s an Indonesian pumpkin-shaped pumpkin known – although the color is a little different.

The great thing about Halloween in Bali is that if you find the right place to celebrate, it’s truly a great experience.

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The best places to rent a villa in Bali

Welcome to Bali

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Destination of the most appreciated by the visitors of the whole world, Bali is a magic place which fascinates from the moment when you put feet there. And the choice of accommodation preferred by holidaymakers is the rental of a villa, especially for its comfort and to have more privacy.

Nicknamed the Island of the Gods, Bali is endowed with incomparable beauty. This small island in the Indonesian archipelago attracts many tourists every year. There you will find a wide selection of villas to suit your needs and your budget. The villas in Bali are well maintained and are perfect for families, friends or lovers.

The island is full of riches and offers a cocktail of ingredients for your holidays to be successful. Gastronomy, well-being, activities and leisure … Nothing is missing in Bali.

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Its magnificent beaches with white sand will amaze you. You can also visit the forests, explore the rice fields and discover the volcanic territories of the region or the stone temples where live the malicious monkeys.

Balinese, friendly and warm are always there to help. Always attached to the values ​​of their traditions, they live in isolated hamlets.

Where to rent a villa in Bali?

It is recommended to use travel agents to be sure that the service corresponds to the one presented on the internet. Remember to study your guide to see if the place is suitable.

Many visitors prefer beachfront villas, ideally located near the sea.
Bali’s flagship destination is Seminyak, home to restaurants, high-quality cafes, luxury shops and sublime beaches nearby where parties are held regularly. Other more affordable villas are Kerobokan, Legian, Canggu or Umalas.

Water sports enthusiasts can opt for a villa in Nusa Dua while nature lovers and cultural sites will prefer Ubud, famous for its temples, rice paddies and wild jungles.

Need a villa to spend holidays in peace away from mass tourism? Head east or north of the island.

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Activities in Bali

Bring masks and snorkels for a great dive and discover the wonderful underwater world of Bali.

Hiking enthusiasts will enjoy their passion with a stroll in Barat National Park or other unexplored places near Mayong.

The more adventurous sportsmen will be able to surf or raft.

Finally, to satisfy your taste buds, enjoy good Thai, Indian or Japanese cuisine. You will also have the opportunity to enjoy nasi goreng and eat tropical fruits such as mangosteen or rambutan.