A tradition that takes place during Bali’s windy season (June to October), the Bali Kite Festival is one of the island’s main cultural events that show cases the artistry of Balinese craftsmanship in the form of traditional kites.
The traditional Balinese kites, locally known as Seka layangan, are gigantic measuring up to four meters in width and 10 meters in length. The janggan type has the kites with impressive flowing ribbon tails that can reach 100 meters or more in length attached to them.
A team of skillful young artists from the villages across Bali will come to their village hall to craft their kites. A small parade will lead the kites from their respective banjars to the festival ground, which mostly takes place in Sanur’s Padanggalak and Mertasari beaches.