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.
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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