Jembrana’s Buffalo races are one of the major attractions in West Bali. This tradition takes place only during dry season. The racing buffaloes, called Kerbau Pepadu, and their carts have been carefully decorated for weeks by farmers. Wearing silk banners and wooden bells, and having their horns painted, buffaloes will have to face a 2 kilometers race. Competitors are divided in two groups coming from opposite sides of the river. They are easily recognizable: North river group wearing red colors and South river group wearing green ones. Farmers come to race for honor, pride and the trophy, rather than for money. Thus it is both a colorful show and an exciting competition that can gather more than 240 pairs of buffaloes. The opening race will take place on July 28th!

Date Venue
1 July 28th, 2013 Kaliakah
2 August 11th, 2013 Mertasari (Regent Cup)
3 August 25th, 2013 Pangkung Dalem
4 September 8th, 2013 Delod Berawah
5 September 22th, 2013 Awen
6 October 6th, 2013 Merta Sari
7 October 20th, 2013 Kali Akah
8 November 10th, 2013 Delod Berawah
9 November 24th, 2013 Tuwed (Jembrana Cup)
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Launching of the 2013 Buffalo races season!
Categories: West Bali

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