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Perang Api 2019

The Fire War to scare the demons away!

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© I Nyoman Butur Suantara

The people's biggest enemy is usually they themselves. To overcome yourself is to show the ability to achieve the ultimate happiness and show your strength off to the demons. The Balinese remind of this in their own peculiar way - by fire wars. The tradition happens mostly on the eve of the Balinese New Year (Nyepi).

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The participants are sprinkled with purified water before they can start the fight. The burnt coconut husks that will be kicked and torches made of dried palm that will be thrown are the weapons for the fight.

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