bali-sunsetBali has many exciting festivals for travelers witnessed. The latest is Lovina Fetival 2014 Sail Indonesia held in a series. The event which took place last weekend was quite festive.

The atmosphere in Binaria Lovina Beach, Thursday, September 25, 2014, filled with banners and decorations. Society Central Buleleng Lovina revelers welcomed the opening of the 2014 Festival will take place over the weekend. Lovina Festival this time the theme 'The Sparkling of Lovina'.

Various agenda has been prepared to enliven Lovina Festival. By promoting cultural tourism and tourism more environmentally friendly. Hundreds of artists Buleleng Lovina enliven this festival.

Cultural parade was asked by the Department of Tourism and Culture Buleleng Lovina in the opening event of this festival. The parade is followed by the young people who brought in a slick, all the potential of art and culture that exist in North Bali Buleleng.

Among them there was a parade of Marching Band, Dance Line, Cadet Jaya, Kidang Kencana, Rejang, Traditional Sports Metajog, Gebug Ende, Sang Hyang Memedi, Barong Ngoncang to traditional art.

Ngoncang art is inspired from ancestral procedures in processing agricultural products by using ingredients of the mortar and bamboo. Society believes that this art as worship devotion and gratitude to Ida Hyang Widhi Wasa, the Supreme Lord, because it can be harvested well.

In this case Ngoncang mean that traditional activities are done in groups of five to six people in one group. This is done by hitting a round wooden rod extends into ketungan named Elu.

In practice, this tradition has rules and should be implemented, although it is not a written rule. However, the rules implemented hereditary so must be carried out.

Ngoncang Indigenous tradition is a form of togetherness and harmony between man and God, man and his fellow man, and man and his environment. Ngoncang indigenous tradition usually held on the holding of ceremonies Motonan (Sweep Legar) and at Ngaben ceremony. Ngoncang indigenous traditions will be carried out before the start of a ceremony.

In the implementation Ngoncang tradition, carried out in groups with Elu struck, a round wooden rod extends into Ketungan or rice pestle played rhythmically. Where the rhythm being played means sacred.

Ketungan is a tool used for pounding rice in ancient times. Ngoncang tradition can only be performed by women only. Because, in the ancient times only the mothers who pound rice into rice. So the tradition of function Ketungan Ngoncang started in the ancient times.

At the ceremony Ngaben, implementation Ngoncang tradition is because it is believed that Ngoncang it as a means of communication to the spirits and the ancestors of the family. This art should be preserved, given the start to the emergence of more modern agricultural management.

Lovina Festival also involves sailors aboard the ship hosts from different countries, one of them Australian. Buleleng particular community was entertained with a dish in Lovina Festival.

Besides promoting tourism North Bali, Lovina Festival turned out to be the land for surrounding communities reap sustenance. Many vendors hawking cold drinks as drugs thirst while watching the parade art.

Exactly at 19:30 pm, Putu Agus Suradnyana or regent of Buleleng Lovina Festival officially opened in 2014, accompanied by the chairman of the Association of Indonesian Tourism ASWINDO and chairman of the parliament Buleleng, marked by the beating kulkul 3 times.

In addition to the pampered feel of the art, you can play with dolphins typical Lovina Beach that will keep you hooked to come to this place.

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