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Sanur Kite Festival

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by Gerri S (subscribe)
I'm a travelling mother of one, from the UK but now living in Indonesia. Looking forward to sharing day out ideas with you.
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The Kite Festival forms one of the many attractions of the huge celebration that is the Sanur Village Festival.

In most of Indonesia, kite flying is somewhat of a passion, but here in Bali, it borders on an obsession. For what was a way of thanking the Gods for a healthy harvest, it has now turned into a fiercely competitive event. Teams of locals come together to fly their handmade kites in teams of up to 12. These teams, who even have a team uniform, travel from all over the island to show off their skills and also artwork. And the kites really are masterpieces. If you've never seen a Balinese kite before, you're going to be amazed. They are huge. Although they come in all shapes and sizes they can be up to 4 metres wide by 10 metres long and are also not always flat. Some of them have intricate designs with long tails dancing in the breeze, which make it a marvel that they can even take the fight.

One important thing to mention about the dates. These are just a guide, as the exact date of the festival is always dependent on the wind conditions. So ask around or just look to the skies as it's pretty hard to miss all those kites.

And if you fancy a bite to eat there are normally a few food stalls dotted close by.

For more information on the Sanur Village Festival check out my other feature.
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Why? It's a fun tradition and a stunning sight
Where: Padanggalak Area
Cost: Free
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