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Bau Nyale tradition is a tradition that is difficult to be left to the local community, because they believe the ritual of Bau Nyale can bring prosperity to those who appreciate it.

Bau Nyale Festival is a celebration of tradition that legendary and has a very high sacred values for indigenous Sasak tribe, Lombok Island. Bau Nyale closely related to a folklore that developed in parts of South Lombok, which is at the Pujut village in particular, and Lombok society in general. The Bau comes from the Sasak language word that means capturing, while Nyale mean sea worms that live in holes in the rocks below the sea surface. The event is held around February and March. The festival located at the south of the island of Lombok, in Seger Beach, Kuta Lombok. Bau Nyale Festival | Events Lombok Indonesia travel justgoindonesia

The Folklore tells of a beautiful princess named Princess Mandalika and contested by the princes of the various kingdoms in Lombok. Princess Mandalika then pitted the power of the princes in an Presean battle or rattan stick fight.

Bau Nyale Festival | Events Lombok Indonesia travel justgoindonesia pasean Who wins in this Presean arena can get marry the princess. The bloodshed almost occurred and Princess Mandalika be sad, and then she decided not to accept the proposed of all the princes and asked for time to think.

 

Bau Nyale Festival | Events Lombok Indonesia travel justgoindonesia mandalikaOn the big day, and all the princes and people gathered, the princess said that she prefers to sacrifice themselves to Sasak people and be something that can be enjoyed by everyone on the month and date. Not long after talking princess threw herself into the sea and immediately swallowed by the waves and turned into a colorful sea worms which is referred as Nyale.

Bau Nyale Festival | Events Lombok Indonesia travel justgoindonesia mandalikaSince the tourism development growing in Lombok, Bau Nyale usually coupled with a variety of local arts such as traditional Betandak (unrequited rhyme), Bejambik (giving a gift to the loved one), as well as Belancaran (cruise by boat), and do not miss all the colossal drama performance of Princess Mandalika.

 

Bau Nyale tradition is a tradition that is difficult to be left to the local community, because they believe the ritual of Bau Nyale can bring prosperity to those who appreciate it. In addition, this worm can be a delicious meals in the form of chips, side dishes, tonic and some kind of food.

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