Almost all Balinese people (men and women) are named one of just 4 names; Wayan, Made, Nyoman or Ketut. The name depends on the order of birth. volunteerprogramsbali.org…
In traditional Balinese culture, it was common for a set of twins of the opposite sex to marry each other, since it was assumed that they'd had sex in utero. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Inc…
In general, Balinese people name their children depending on the order they are born, and the names are the same for both males and females. The firstborn child is named Wayan, Putu or Gede, the second is named Made or Kadek, the third child goes by Nyoman or Komang, and the fourth is named Ketu ultimatebali.com/magazine…
Today I learned about Nyepi, Balinese day of silence, fasting and meditation when no one except emergency services is allowed to go outside, and the only airport in Bali remains closed for the entire day en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nye…
Every the Balinese government forces telecom companies to completely cut internet off to the island's 4.3 million citizens for 24 hours every year, on a "day of silence" known as Nyepi day. bbc.com/news/amp/world-as…
Today I learned of Puputan, a Balinese mass-suicide ritual. In 1906, about 1000 Balinese people marched out and killed themselves ritualistically to avoid the humiliation of surrender to the Dutch. After the ritual concluded, the Dutch stripped the corpses of their valuables and sacked the ruins of the palace. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pup…
Today I learned of Balinese Tooth Filing (Mesangih) where the canine teeth and incisors are filed down in order to "smooth away the savage aspects of the soul." It is often done as a rite of passage into adulthood. stufftoblowyourmind.com/b…
Bill Murray once got lost in the jungles of Bali on a motorbike. He was later found putting on an impromptu show with all of the locals of a small village in attendance, even though he didn't speak Balinese. newyorker.com/archive/200…
The Bali Nine were arrested after one of their fathers informed the AFP (Australian Federal Police), rather then arresting them the AFP told the Balinese authorities whose laws permit execution theage.com.au/news/nation…
In 1906 over 1,000 Balinese committed mass ritual suicide, or Puputan, to protest against foreign aggression as a Dutch force entered the palace walls en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pup…
, that in Balinese Hinduism, a new born is considered to represent the soul of a ancestor and regarded as god for the first 42 days of its life. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bal…
The Balinese language does not recognize the word "artist" because artistic life is part of the traditional daily life. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bal…
In Bali, as a rite of passage into the adulthood, young people undertake tooth filing, Balinese priests smooth away the fang-like qualities of human teeth and, in doing so, smooth away the savage aspects of the soul. stufftoblowyourmind.com/b…
Balinese might be the first culture to have their entire literature go online. blog.archive.org/2011/01/…
Today is Nyepi, the Balinese "Day of Silence" this means there are no lighting fires (and lights must be kept low); no working; no entertainment or pleasure; no traveling; and, for some, no talking or eating at all. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nye…
The Balinese people of India have a naming system that consists of four "templates," regardless of whether the child is male or female devari.info/2008/03/10/te…
An Australian gold medallist married a Balinese princess en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mic…
Kecak, also known as the Ramayana Monkey Chant is a form of Balinese dance and music drama, originated in the 1930s Bali. youtube.com/watch?v=nAUoa…

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