bali kite festival 2012 Bali Kite Festival 2012 – The Bali Kite Festival 2012 is an annual international kite festival held in July in Padang Galak area, Sanur Beach, Bali. Traditional giant kites (4 meters in width and almost 10 meters in length) are made and flown competitively by teams from the villages (banjar) of Denpasar. The Bali Kite Festival 2012 is a seasonal religious event intended to send a message to the Hindu Gods to create abundant crops and harvests.

Bebean (fish-shaped), Janggan (bird-shaped) and Pecukan (leaf-shaped) are three traditional kites flown during this Bali kite festival 2012. The kites are flown by teams of 10 or more adult kitefliers. The Bebean is the largest kite, and looks like a broad-mouthed, split-tailed fish. The Janggan form has a broad flowing cloth tail that can reach more than 100 meters in length. The Pecukan requires the most skill to fly, as its unstable form often tumbles towards the ground. Red, white and black are traditional colours used in the kite’s designs. Each type of traditional kite has its own competition, with heats of 10 teams vying for the best launch and longest flight. Sometimes the kites come down over the adjacent rice paddies, and the team members have to dash through the paddy to rescue the kite before it lands in the water.

A competition is also held for ‘New Creation’ kites which may include detailed three dimensional figures representing the Hindu Gods or sponsorship kites. Traditional and new creation kites are constructed from bamboo and cotton cloth.

Bali kite festival festival 2012 was held the 34th time in retreat. In the age of Bali Kite Competition is the 34th event has been able to keep tourism in Bali in July and has been entered in the calendar of events and Denpasar Bali Province.

In the dry season of June through August, the winds blow continually from east to west in most of Indonesia. Balinese children and adults fly kites in the vacant rice paddies during this period.

A gamelan orchestra plays music throughout the Bali kite festival 2012. The festival attracts many tourists and international kitefliers, along with many local spectators.

Event: Bali Kite Festival 2012
Date: 13 Juli- 15 Juli 2012
Hours: -
Price: Free
Venue: Padang Galak Beach, East Denpasar.

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