Its Bon Odori 2015... festival time!Bon Odori or "Bon Dance", a time in which ancestors and their sacrifices are remembered and appreciated. As Obon occurs in the heat of the summer, participants traditionally wear Yukata or light cotton kimonos. Many Obon celebrations include a huge carnival with rides, games, and summer festival food like watermelon.
The Bon dance that was held in Ayodya resorts Bali, the dance is performed with typical Bon dance involves people lining up in a circle around a high wooden scaffold (stage) made especially for the festival called a yagura. The yagura is usually also the bandstand for the musicians and singers of the Obon music. Some dances proceed clockwise, and some dances proceed counter-clockwise around the yagura. Some dances reverse during the dance, though most do not. At times, people face the yagura and move towards and away from it. I participated in the dance, it was sooo much funnn!!!