How the villagers of Pekutatan celebrate Independence Day

In August, all Indonesia is keen to comemorate the independence day. Many funny activities were held on this occasion. Having no desire to break with this fine tradition, Pekutatan Village held its own activities, prepared and organised by its villagers. Few days before the independence day, there are some funny games, gate decoration competition using only natural material, Balinese dances performances and many more (see on picture). On August 17th was the formal flag ceremony, with the participation of students from the local schools based in Pekutatan, government officials, police, army and villagers representatives. This year, all the participants of flag ceremony were wearing Balinese traditional dress based on the instruction of the Bali Governor.


There is one thing our staff loves above all, it is to create the surprise to our guests by decorating the bedroom on the occasion of specific celebrations such as anniversaries. This is particularly the case for honeymooners who are always amazed, when opening the door of their room, to find on their bed a lot of beautifully arranged flowers creating a very romantic atmosphere where colors and scents enchant their senses. On the picture Agus has just finished one of them. Hopefully our young honeymooners Deborah and Markus from Switzerland will like it!

Balinese floral decoration

Among many other special customs, Bali is the place in the world where the know-how of floral decorations is probably at the top! Made from flowers, bamboo, coconut or banana leaves, these decorations adorn houses and temples in Bali and many of our guests make the most of their stay with us by learning about this beautiful tradition. This is what happened last week with family Liertz from Germany whose father is learning from our staff as shown on the picture.