Ever Wonder to See the Blend of Muslim and Balinese for a Bali Private Tour?

Special Traditions of Eid al-Fitr for a Unique Bali Private Tour

Special Traditions of Eid al-Fitr for a Unique Bali Private Tour

Having a large Muslim population, Indonesia is more anticipated during the holiday of Eid al-Fitr. After fasting for a month, these big days (or usually called Lebaran)are the best times for Muslims. With their traditions upon Eid al-Fitr days, they have their own unique ways to celebrate the holiday. But who knows Bali also has its own way to fete Eid al-Fitr. This is perfect for a Bali private tour if you do not know where to go during the holidays.

Special Traditions of Eid al-Fitr for a Unique Bali Private Tour

Generally, Muslims start in the eve by takbiran or walking around the residence in groups. They bring lit torches and hit traditional drum (bedug) while singing religious spell. In the morning, Muslims will go the mosque to have a mass praying.

Special Traditions of Eid al-Fitr for a Unique Bali Private Tour

Other special things in Eid al-Fitr is the blood migrant (mudik). Serving ketupat with traditional cuisines like opor, semur or others. Also, there is the new clothes traditions when Muslims will have their new Lebaran’s clothes upon Eid al-Fitr. These activities are very iconic during Eid Al Fitr in Indonesia.

Special Traditions of Eid al-Fitr for a Unique Bali Private Tour

However, every region also has a different tradition to celebrate Eid al-Fitr. For example, Muslim communities in Bai have their own way traditions. This reflects the acculturation and attitude of tolerance by religious people in Bali. These traditions are very interesting to be added to your Bali tour package.

Muslims in Bali or usually called Nyama Selam, which means relatives from among Muslims to relatives who are Muslim. That tradition and culture remains exist, both in the village and urban areas in Bali. Muslims in Bali spread in Pegayaman Village, Buleleng Regency, Budakeling, Karangasem Regency, Petang, Badung Regency, Kepaon, Serangan, Denpasar and Loloan Village in Jembrana Regency.

These are 2 regional traditions that are carried out when celebrating Eid al-Fitr in Bali. A perfect sightseeing for your private tour in Bali:

Special Traditions of Eid al-Fitr for a Unique Bali Private Tour

Ngejot

One of the famous traditions held out by Nyama Selam is ngejot. Ngejot has a meaning of giving something (generally food) to someone else. Towards Eid al-Fitr, Muslims will give food to the neighborhood, no matter what their religion is. This tradition has been carried out since a long time ago and can be found in most areas in Bali.

Hindus who receive foods in Eid al-Fitr then will give the food as good as one gets in Galungan. Ngejot tradition is an acculturation of Islamic culture with Balinese culture that creates peace in tolerance among religious people.

Pegayaman

In addition to Ngejot tradition, ahead of Eid al-Fitr, Balinese Muslims also have Pegayaman tradition. The tradition is carried out by Muslims in Pegayaman Village, Sukasada, Buleleng Regency, Bali.

Similar to Balinese Hindus in celebrating Galungan, there are three steps of this tradition. The women usually do this in one the houses of Pegayamanan villagers. They will cook special cuisines to celebrate the Eid al-Fitr. As a sequence, this tradition usually starts from Penapean (making tape), Penyajaan (making jaje uli), and Penampahan (butchering meats). These two iconic traditions in Bali have been carried out since a long time ago. They have been going on for generations. This implies the acculturation of Islamic culture with Balinese culture. This creates a beautiful blend of culture and is very interesting for Bali private tours.

36 comments

minimalistmiri
June 4, 2019
What an incredible tour! Absolutely loved Bali (and visiting other places in Indonesia, like Jakarta and Yogyakarta) when I visited and would love to go on a tour like this!
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    Nirvana Rona
    June 5, 2019
    Glad to hear you love to visit Indonesia ... Anytime please visit Bali, and see the diversity of the beauty of Indonesian culture and nature, especially Bali ...
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Edward Vegz
June 4, 2019
I guess mix of races and culture can be more exciting
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    Nirvana Rona
    June 5, 2019
    Yes, you are right.. It's really exciting..
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Gervin Khan
June 4, 2019
Oh, I love this article and you allowed your reader not only to know your different trips but also to learn the traditions and cultures of different places that you've visited. I know how sacred this celebration to them and I am glad that you were able to witnessed it.
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sudipa
June 4, 2019
Thats a great post.Very insightful.great to know about different culture
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Steph Social
June 4, 2019
I like learning about different cultures! I had no idea about this bali celebration!
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    Nirvana Rona
    June 5, 2019
    ☺️?
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Sue-Tanya Mchorgh
June 4, 2019
It's so nice to get a sneak preview of different cultures. I just love learning about new cultures and Bali has been on my list for a while. I can't wait to visit. I would definitely do this tour.
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Adriana
June 4, 2019
Its beautiful to see everyone come together so nicely. A blend of cultures is whats needed these days. Amazing post here.
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Jennifer
June 4, 2019
I really like how you incorporated different cultures into this post. It was interesting to read how the different regions celebrate the holiday Eid al-Fitr and it was also beautiful to see these pictures. Thank you so much for sharing, because this was an amazing post to read.
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I love being able to get to know different areas of Bali through your blog. Thank you for giving us a glimpse of life in your area.
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    Nirvana Rona
    June 5, 2019
    You are welcome, Alexandra ?☺️.. We will always share about various kinds of Balinese attractions, culture or natural beauty ..
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Djebe Laws
June 5, 2019
What a wonderful experience to see a whole culture come together in this way...so unique and wonderful
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    Nirvana Rona
    June 5, 2019
    Yes, you are right.. ☺️?
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Alexandra Cook
June 5, 2019
I love that in little time you can go from city to somewhere that you can get in touch with nature, culture and a less advanced way of life.
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AMy
June 5, 2019
This was such a thorough guide! I truly appreciate the effort that you put into making sure you left nothing out, and now I feel like I must visit Bali!
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    Nirvana Rona
    June 5, 2019
    Please Visit Bali any time.. ??
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Akriti
June 5, 2019
Visiting places that are a mix of different cultures is always a very exciting and fun experience!
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    Nirvana Rona
    June 5, 2019
    Yup, you are right.. Knowing and studying the differences in culture in other places can make us appreciate the difference more ... Because the difference is beautiful ...
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Elizabeth O
June 5, 2019
Wow...that is an interesting suggestion. I am always fascinated with muslim traditions and practices. I would love to experience them in Bali, hopefully soon.
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    Nirvana Rona
    June 5, 2019
    Thank you, Elizabeth.. Please visit Bali for this celebration next year.. ?☺️
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Erik the Hungry Traveller
June 5, 2019
Eid Mubarak! Right on time fot the end of Ramadan. I love how you combine culture and travel for this post.
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    Nirvana Rona
    June 5, 2019
    Thank you, Erik ?.. Please visit Bali for this celebration next year..
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Owen G.
June 6, 2019
I love your blogs, your photos are so nice. And I love your effort on sharing the tradition and culture of the place the you've explored.
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Geraline Batarra
June 6, 2019
It was so nice knowing other people's cultures and traditions. Bali is such a great place. Nice pics.
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Monidipa Dutta
June 6, 2019
I have been to Bali nut I have never seen it like this, it is beautiful!
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    Nirvana Rona
    June 8, 2019
    Thank you ?, Monidipa..
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Sarah
June 6, 2019
Very interesting blend of these two cultures.
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    Nirvana Rona
    June 8, 2019
    ??
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nelly kungu
June 6, 2019
Oh wow. This is so beautiful. I love how you managed to capture all this. Thanks for sharing. I love Bali, way too much
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    Nirvana Rona
    June 8, 2019
    Thank you ?, nelly..
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Ellie Plummer
June 6, 2019
What an incredible sight. I love learning about different cultures so this was a very fascinating read.
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    Nirvana Rona
    June 8, 2019
    Thank you, ?
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mhyn
June 9, 2019
It is always a good experience to celebrate holiday with different types of people.. different ethnic and belief.. it surely is an awesome experience of you
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    Nirvana Rona
    July 1, 2019
    Correctly.. ??
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