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Chinese New Year 2024 in Bali

The celebration of dragons and lions, firecrackers and fireworks

Dates: February 10, 2024

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Bali historically has strong ties with China, and Chinese influence in its culture and traditions is substantial. Lunar New Year is celebrated throughout the island in various ways. Be sure not to miss the extraordinary traditions of China in Bali!

Temples, called "klenteng," are frequented by Chinese Balinese on this day. Some of the most colorful celebrations take place at the Ling Gwan Kiong, the Chinese temple in Singaraja. The beautiful waterfront temple features colorful dragon dances and Gong Kebyar, a bronze percussion ensemble performance. The Lunar New Year celebration ends with a firework display over the old harbor of Singaraja,

Another celebration with a lion and dragon dance takes place at Vihara Dharmayana in Kuta, Bali’s oldest Buddhist temple. The highlight of the celebration in Kuta is barongsai, the temple’s sacred lion head, which is displayed during the festivities.

Bali also has many Chinese restaurants, offering their specials as well as cultural performances during the festive period. The most famous joints include Happy Chappy in Seminyak. Ayana Resort and Spa, Golden Lotus at Bali Dynasty Resort, and others.

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