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Eid Traditions in Bali


Visa Bali Info – Eid al-Fitr or Eid in Indonesia is a Muslim holiday which falls on the 1st of Shawwal on the Hijri calendar.

Muslims in Indonesia make Eid as the main holiday, a moment to reunite with family.

Each region in Indonesia has its own tradition of celebrating Eid al-Fitr, such as Bali, although the majority of the population is Hindu, the tolerance between religious communities in Bali is very strong.

Muslims on the Island of the Gods have a term with the name “Nyama Selam” which means Muslim brothers.

It turns out that the Lebaran tradition in Bali is no less exciting and fun, even though the majority of Balinese people embrace Hinduism. Muslims on the island of the Gods have a unique tradition when Eid arrives.

Ngejot Tradition

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Muslims in Indonesia have a tradition of cooking Eid specialties such as chicken opor and ketupat, not to be missed by Muslims on the island of Bali.

Muslims in Bali celebrate Eid by giving the Eid food to their neighbors around where they live. And this is what is called the “Ngejot” tradition.

The ngejot tradition is carried out by Hindu and Muslim communities on the Island of the Gods. For Hindus, this tradition is held to celebrate Galungan Day, before Nyepi, and Kuningan Day.

As for Muslims, this tradition is carried out when entering Eid.

Megibung Tradition

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Megibung is a tradition of breaking the fast together. Iftar in the Megibung tradition does not only mean eating together, but actually eating together on the same tray.

Megibung, aka eating together in one tray, begins when the drum marking the breaking of the fast will be hit.

The meaning of the megibung tradition itself is about togetherness and maintaining friendship and creating inter-religious harmony in Bali.

Pegayaman Tradition

Pegayaman is done regularly every year and is usually held three days before Lebaran day arrives.

There are several stages of a series of events including Penapean, presentation, and penmpahan.

These three things are a sequence of traditional processions, this activity is generally carried out by women in the village to prepare food for Lebaran such as the Galungan and Kuningan traditions on the Island of the Gods.

Bali Provides Ease of Tourist Arrival

The convenience provided does not only apply to domestic tourists, but also applies to foreign tourists.

For domestic tourists, the policy is in the form of free Swab PCR Rapid Test for domestic tourists. This policy is inseparable from the achievement of the highest Bali vaccination in Indonesia.

For foreign tourists, facilities are also offered for foreign tourists who come, such as from Visa on Arrival (VoA), which is free from quarantine.

Another convenience policy is that tourists are only allowed to do PCR 2 X 24 hours in their country of origin before departure. There is no need for a PCR test at the entry point or airport arrival. The PCR test is only for those whose temperature is > 37.5⁰c and those who have not fully vaccinated.

For those who have not been fully vaccinated, they are then required to quarantine for 5 X 24 hours at a hotel that has been appointed by the government.

Take Advantage of Your Eid Holiday By Enjoying 50% Hotel Discounts

The next good news is the Indonesian Hotel and Restaurant Association (PHRI) Bali to provide discounted hotel room rates of up to 50 percent.

This discounted stay will apply from three-star to five-star hotels. This program is also part of the government’s program to revive tourism in Bali.

As welcome, the airlines also provide special prices for domestic and foreign flights.

Muslims May Pray in Mosques and Open Fields

Well, for those of you who are in Bali during Eid al-Fitr later, don’t worry about where to pray Eid.

Because the government has issued a Circular Letter from the Ministry of Religion Number 8 of 2022, this year Muslims can carry out Eid al-Fitr, especially the Eid prayer 1 Syawal 1443 Hijriah, in mosques and in open fields.

How ? It doesn’t seem like it’s fun to try Eid holidays in Bali. Usually there will be many programs at the hotel you choose to welcome Eid al-Fitr.

Keep obeying the health protocols, don’t forget to stay disciplined in using masks and washing your hands after doing outdoor activities and what is certain is to take care of your health, gusy.


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