May 2nd, Saraswati Day, is a traditional Balinese holiday to celebrate the day when knowledge is given by God through the beautiful goddess Saraswati. Like many Balinese holidays, Saraswati day is held every six months (210 days), on Saturday of Watugunung (the last week in the Balinese calendar system) and is celebrated all over Bali. The day is celebrated by making offerings and praying at home, in temples, schools and offices. The Balinese also put offerings on their books and scriptures due to books and scriptures being classic sources of knowledge. Some people celebrate it by praying and singing holy songs and spells from Hindus Scriptures all night in the temple or in their house.
Kecak Dance in Tanah Lot: Performing After Enjoying Sunset
Sightseeing Tanah Lot, Bali, is one of the famous tourist attraction with beautiful sunset. Usually tourists will come to Tanah Lot Temple in the afternoon before sunset. While waiting for the sunset of the tourists can do various activities such as capture the moment with photos, tour around the park, or just sitting around enjoying the wind blowing around Enjung Galuh or Sunset Terrace.
After sunset ended, there was a show that can be enjoyed by tourists in Tanah Lot that is the Kecak Dance Show. Kecak dance is played mainly by men, where the number of players in the tens or more dancers who sit in line and a circle with a certain rhythm voices calling for "cak", raising his hands. This kecak dance created in the 1930s by Wayan Limbak and with a German painter Walter Spies. They create a dance based on ancient traditions and take sanghyang from parts Ramayana story. This dance became popular when Wayan Limbak the Balinese dancer with her tour around the world to introduce the Kecak dance. Until now become a dance Kecak Balinese art fame.