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Ngerebong or Ngurek 2023 in Bali

Stabbing and not bleeding ritual of protecting the island from the bad spirits

Dates: January 21, 2023

Ngerebong or Ngurek

Eight days after the Kuningan, community of Kesiman in the city of Denpasar, engages in the ngerebon ritual. People get into a ​trance which is believed to be caused by the Hindu spirits being summoned to earth and acquiring super power. The men grab the daggers and plunge them deep into their necks and chests with not even a drop of blood falling! The ceremony shows the courage and belief that the Balinese have to protect the island from the bad spirits.

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