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Hi guys! 🤗

Since we have players from all over the wold here at Stake, it would be really great to get to know more about different cultures and traditions. 

Therefore, I would like you to share any traditional celebrations or festivals that are popular in your country. 

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Being a multi-racial country, this diversity ensues that traditions/cultures are all stirred into this giant pot of an island, Singapore. Amongst this is "Thaipusam", a unique festival held by the Indians with ceremonial act of devotional sacrifice through dance, food offerings, and bodily self-mortification. It is a religious event where the motive for devotees is to pray for God's grace, hoping to eliminate bad traits in the coming year. Many of the participants try to raise the pain barrier or even push themselves past their pain limits by acknowledging the sacrifice God made, and showing this form of devotion back in kind. ---

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I am from Indonesia. August 17 yesterday was Indonesia's independence day. To commemorate Independence Day, Indonesian people hold several unique competitions.

August 17th is always synonymous with the celebration of the race which is almost done in all parts of Indonesia.

From the age of children, teenagers to parents all helped enliven this August 17 race.

to enliven the moment of August 17, the community held various competitions such as :

1. Climbing betel trees

In the competition on August 17, areca tree climbing will always be there, but the prize can be up to date. Even though it is considered very difficult, there are still many who follow it, from children to adults.

Oil or oil-coated areca trees make the climbers have to struggle hard to be able to take the prize that has been tied at the very top.

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2. Sack Race

The competition was held using burlap sacks or rice sacks. Performed by several participants, who have been given a cross line. This race requires good leg strength to jump. The first to reach the finish line, he was the winner.

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actually there are still a lot of games that are played, but I can't possibly explain everything here, because it will need lots of pages

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National Sovereignty and Children's Day April 23th

"Sovereignty belongs unconditionally to the people."

Mustafa Kemal Atatürk

 

This is the day that the National Assembly of Modern Turkey was founded in 1920.

This national day, April 23 Children's Day, in Turkey is a unique event. The founder of the Turkish Republic, Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, presented April 23 to all the world's children to emphasize that they are successor of the future.

This day is the only national holiday that belongs to children

Children are president, Speaker of assembly, Major for one day in every 23th April

 

Large number of world states' sending groups of children to Turkey to participate in the above stated festivities. During their stay in Turkey, the foreign children are housed in Turkish homes and find an important opportunity to interact with the Turkish children and learn about each other's countries and cultures. The foreign children groups also participate in the special session of the Grand National Assembly. This results in a truly international Assembly, where children pledge their commitment to international peace and brotherhood..

 

The importance of April 23 as a special day of children has been recognized by the international community. UNICEF decided to recognize this important day as the International Children's Day.

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                                         Kaamulan Festival is an ethnic cultural festival held annually in Malaybalay City, Bukidnon in the Philippines from the second half of February to March 10, the anniversary date of the foundation of Bukidnon as a province in 1917. ... Kaamulan comes from the Binukid word “amul” meaning to gather.


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              Nyepi Day in Bali

             Bali Day of Silence


Nyepi Day in Bali is a New Year celebrated unlike anywhere else on the planet. The Saka New Year here is also known as the Bali day of silence. It's ultimately the quietest day of the year – all of the island's inhabitants abide by a set of local rules that bring routine activities to a complete halt. Roads all over Bali are void of any traffic and nobody steps outside of their home premises. Most regard Nyepi as a much-anticipated occasion. Some expats and those coming from neighbouring islands prefer escaping Bali for the day rather, due to the restrictions. Anyhow, Nyepi is worth experiencing at least once in a lifetime – the days before and after offer some rare sights.
 

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Hotels Flights   Flight + Hotel Things To Do Nyepi Day in Bali is a New Year celebrated unlike anywhere else on the planet. The Saka New Year here is also known as the Bali day of silence. It's ultimately the quietest day of the year – all of the island's inhabitants abide by a set of local rules that bring routine activities to a complete halt. Roads all over Bali are void of any traffic and nobody steps outside of their home premises. Most regard Nyepi as a much-anticipated occasion. Some expats and those coming from neighbouring islands prefer escaping Bali for the day rather, due to the restrictions. Anyhow, Nyepi is worth experiencing at least once in a lifetime – the days before and after offer some rare sights. READ MORE Most Booked HOTELSRating The Westin Resort Nusa Dua, Bali 4.5/ 5 Citadines Kuta Beach Bali 4.1/ 5 The Kana, Kuta 4.5/ 5 Horison Seminyak Bali 4.0/ 5 W Bali - Seminyak 4.7/ 5 Hard Rock Hotel Bali 4.0/ 5 TS Suites Bali 4.5/ 5 Kuta Paradiso Hotel 4.0/ 5 Grand Hyatt Bali 4.3/ 5 Courtyard by Marriott Bali Nusa Dua Resort 4.4/ 5 Most Booked TOURS Bali Hai Sunset Dinner Cruise Bathe & Breakfast with the Elephants Royal Mengwi Temple, Monkey Forest & Tanah Lot Excursion Quad or Buggy Driving Adventure & Tubing Excursion Romantic Aristocat Evening Cruise with 5-Course Dinner Bali White Water Rafting at Telaga Waja River Fast-Track Waterbom Bali Admission Lembongan Island Leisure Day Trip Private East Coast Tour Highlights Of Bali Full-Day Tour Nyepi: a different kind of New Year celebration The day of silence marks the turn of the Saka calendar of western Indian origin. It's one among the many calendars assimilated by Indonesia’s diverse cultures. The Saka is also among 2 calendars jointly used in Bali. It follows a lunar sequence and is 78 years behind the Gregorian calendar. Nyepi follows right after a new moon, often in March. Leading up to Nyepi Eve, village meeting halls known as banjar showcase papier-mâché effigies called ogoh-ogoh. They’re built by youth groups who design and build their mythical figures with intricately shaped and tied bamboo framework before many layers of artwork. These artistic creations are offshoots of the celebration since its dawning in the early 80s. Much of it has stayed on to become an inseparable element in the island-wide celebration

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Before the day of silence Highlight rituals essentially start 3 days prior to Nyepi, with colourful processions known as the Melasti pilgrimages. Pilgrims from various village temples all over Bali convey heirlooms on long walks towards the coastlines for elaborate purification ceremonies. It’s one of the best times to capture on camera an iconic Balinese procession in motion, as parasols, banners and small effigies offer a cultural spectacle. On Saka New Year’s Eve, it’s then all blaring noise and merriment. Every Balinese household starts the evening with blessings at the family temple and continues with a ritual called the pengrupukan where each member participates in ‘chasing away’ malevolent forces, otherwise referred to as bhuta kala, from their compounds. Pots and pans or any other loud instruments are struck repeatedly together with a fiery bamboo torch. These ‘spirits’ are later manifested as the ogoh-ogoh to be paraded in the streets. As the street parades ensue, bamboo cannons and occasional firecrackers fill the air with din, flames and smoke. The Nyepi Eve parade usually starts at around 7pm local time.

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When the whole island shuts down On Nyepi Day, complete calm enshrouds the island. The Balinese Hindus follow a ritual called the Catur Brata Penyepian, roughly ‘The 4 Nyepi Prohibitions’: amati geni (no fire), amati lelungan (no travel), amati karya (no activity), and amati lelanguan (no entertainment). Some consider it a time for total relaxation and contemplation. For others, a chance for Mother Nature to ‘reboot’ herself after 364 days of bearing human activity. No lights are turned on at night – total darkness and seclusion go along with this new moon island-wide – for 24 hours straight until 6am the following day. No motorised vehicles are allowed on the streets, except ambulances and police patrols for emergencies. As a hotel guest, you’re confined to your hotel premises, but free to continue to enjoy the hotel facilities as usual. Traditional community watch patrols or pecalang enforce the rules of Nyepi, patrolling the streets by day and night in shifts.
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Ngembak Geni: the day after Nyepi On the day after Nyepi, known as ngembak geni, you can head down to the village of Sesetan in southern Denpasar for the omed-omedan, roughly the ‘festival of smooches’. This is a much-localized festivity, pertaining only to Sesetan's Banjar Kaja community. Youths take to the street as water is splashed and sprayed by villagers – the highlight is 2 throngs of boys and girls who engage in a tug-of-war-like scene as the whole village and visitors cheer on. Successive pairs in the middle are pushed to a smooch with each push and shove.

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Makara Sankranti is a Hindu festival celebrated in almost all parts of India.It is a harvest festival.Makara Sankranti is four days of giving thanks to four great forces of infl uence and protection: Indra, the giver of rain; Surya, the Sun; gracious cattle and beloved ancestors. This happy occasion is known as Pongal by Tamils, Pedha Panduga among the Telugus and Lohri by Punjabis. It begins on the day the sun enters Makara (Capricorn), between January 13 and 15. This is a special time of giving blankets, pumpkins, sugarcane and other items to the poor. Married women are honored, and gifts are given to newborn children.

The First day:-

The day before festivities begin, Hindus thoroughly clean their homes, discarding unwanted, worn out or broken items and obtaining replacements for the year ahead. This clears away stale, negative energy and brings an infl ux of dynamic blessings into the home. It is a time for clearing the mind as well, to begin the year with focus and confi dence. On this day, Indra, the celestial power of lightning and rain, is worshiped.

The Second day:-

Using colored rice fl our, women draw patterns on the floor called kolam or rangoli, depicting the Moon and the Sun in a chariot. Prayers are directed to Surya, the Sun, with offerings of freshly harvested sugarcane and vegetables. The main event happens at sunrise when everyone gathers in a gaily decorated compound where freshly harvested rice is cooked.

The Third Day:-

On the third day, Hindus offer thanks to cattle, the farmer’s gracious helpers. Bulls and cows are lovingly adorned with cowrie shells, embroidered shawls, colorful ropes and bells. They are fed sweet rice and sugar cane.

The last and Fourth day:-

On the fourth day, ancestors and wildlife are venerated. It is a day for picnic outings and family visits. Young girls and women receive blessings from older women for happiness and prosperity. Youth honor their elders. Brothers and sisters exchange gifts and express mutual respect and allegiance. Poets and their works are revered. In Tamil Nadu, it is also called Tiruvalluvar Day, in honor of the author of the famed ethical scripture Tirukural.

THIS WAY WE CELEBRATE IN INDIA.MAM PLZ VISIT INDIA AND HAVE A GREAT FEEL.

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