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Ogoh-Ogoh 2019

Glimpses of ogoh-ogoh

Every banjar (Balinese community) is preparing for the night before Nyepi (Balinese Silent Day/New Year – 7 March 2019). This means you can see glimpses of the famous ogoh-ogoh statues being built everywhere.

In Bali, it seems that every week there’s an auspicous festival or special holiday. But, Nyepi is unique. And, the night before Nyepi is when the ogoh-ogoh are released.

Learn more about the ogoh-ogoh parade and Nyepi here.

Ogoh-ogoh in the making - Bali Street Photographer
Glimpses of ogoh-ogoh in Gianyar, Bali February 2019.
Ogoh-ogoh in the making Ubud Bali - Bali Street Photographer
Watch your step – Ogoh-ogoh in the making spotted in Ubud, Bali.
Pengerupukan - the night of Ogoh-ogoh - Bali Street Photographer
An artistic composition of an ogoh-ogoh in the making in Ubud, Bali.

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Bali’s Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

Today, 17 March 2018, is Pengerupukan in Bali. This is the day when all the ogoh-ogoh statues take to the streets. These giant puppet-like statues finally get to play outside after being meticulously handcrafted for weeks.

Pengerupukan is the Balinese New Year’s Eve. See our ogoh-ogoh gallery here for more.

Here is a list of confirmed ogoh-ogoh parade locations in the Ubud area. Festivities start at 6 pm.

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The ogoh-ogoh are finally released on the streets on the Balinese New Year’s Eve.

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