Senin, 25 Februari 2013

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From 2-3 March, Lombok Island will again celebrate a tradition that unfortunately passed, namely Festival Bau Nyale. Plan activities will be concentrated on the smell Nyale Poto (Bau Nyale Final) than Nyale Tunggak smell (odor Nyale Beginning) at the end of January. Religious festival itself will be centered on Kuta Beach, Loft Area. For the exact date of the festival is still awaiting confirmation to be decided by the council meetings and community leaders.Held every year on the 20th day of the 10th month in the traditional Sasak calendar, this year's festival will be targeted Nyale smell attended by approximately 50,000 people and will be enlivened traditional competitions. Some of them are: bekayaq, cilokaq, peresean, begambus, unrequited rhyme, and a rowboat race. As a grand event of the people of Lombok, the Festival will also hold Odor Nyale variety of performing arts such as drama colossal legend of Princess Mandalika, shadow puppets, hoster torn, and theater legend Nyale daughter.Sasak tribe itself is the dominant ethnic group inhabiting the island of Lombok, West Nusa Tenggara. The smell in the language of Lombok means catch and Nyale is a type of marine worm that only appears on the surface a few times a year. Odor Nyale a festive ceremony where sasak rollicking Nyale caught along the coast of Lombok.

Legend has it that in the past, there lived a beautiful princess named Mandalika. Stories about terkabar beauty to every corner of the island, so many princes fall in love with him and was eager to marry her. To get it, they created an upheaval in the whole island. Seeing this scene, the princess sad and yearn for peace in the land. To end the chaos, Princess Mandalika immersed herself into the sea. When followers tried to find her but they just find an abundance of marine worms, which until now known as Nyale and it is believed to be the reincarnation of Princess Mandalika. Therefore, Nyale that appear every year on the beach is considered as the beautiful princess who is visiting his subjects.During the ceremony Nyale smell, you can see the villagers, local government, as well as visitors flock to the beaches to immerse themselves in this ancient tradition. The ceremony also recognized in Sumba Nyale followed by Pasola Festival.

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