BauNyale: The Sea Worms Festival on the Island of Lombok

The island of Lombok in the West Nusa Tenggara Province will once again celebrate the age-old tradition of Bau Nyale or catching the Sea Worms Festival in the forthcoming month. This year, following a meeting of the council of government officials, traditional community leaders and keepers of the four cardinal directions, the event will be held from 9th to 10th February 2015and centered at Seger Beach, Pujut District, Central Lombok Regency. The unique tradition will also take place in several other beaches on the island at  Selong Belanak, Kuta, and Aan Beach.

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This year the tradition will also be highlighted with numerous exciting activities such as Traditional Horse race, Cultural Parade,Presean, and more. As a special treat, the Central Lombok Regency also plans to invite one of Indonesia’s top music bands “Noah” to entertain the crowd at this year’s festival.

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