Tanah Lot Art and Food Festival #3 Was Opened with Colossal Okokan Show
Reflecting on the success of the Tanah Lot Art and Food Festival event # 2 2018, the Tanah Lot Management held the Tanah Lot Art and Food Festival # 3 2020, in around Tanah Lot temple, Friday (13/3). This annual event increasingly introduces Tanah Lot as a religious and charming world tourist destination.
With the theme "Tirta Kamandalu" which has the meaning of holy water from the bottom of the ocean which is the source of life, the opening of Tanah Lot Art and Food Festival # 3 2020 begins with a colossal Okokan performance. About 900 Okokan artists and dancers from 7 banjars in the village of Pekraman Kediri performed amazingly in the Okokan Kolosal performance with the theme 'Nangluk Merana'.
This colossal Okokan performance with the theme of Nangluk languish is a traditional performance which is generally held to repel reinforcements or disasters, such as diseases, pests, disasters and the like. This is echoed with the hope that the world will soon be able to break away from the Corona virus outbreak.
In addition, Tanah Lot Art and Food Festival # 3 this year will also spoil visitors by presenting a coffee clinic that features Robusta coffee processing from Pupuan from raw coffee beans to ready-to-serve coffee by the best baristas in Tabanan. No less was also presented traditional Tabanan culinary, such as Pepesan Telengis, Jukut Roroban and Jaje Leburan, as well as others in the theme 'Boga Bali Lawas'.
Tabanan Regent Ni Putu Eka Wiryastuti, who is also the Chairperson of the Tanah Lot Management, said Okokan as an icon in the staging of this year's festival with prangmen of the languange dance aimed at neutralizing evil or negative things so as to bring peace. Especially at this time, the tourism industry was rocked by an outbreak of Corona virus that occurred everywhere.
"Of course I am sure that with the power of our noetic scale and intention, this virus will disappear in this holy land of Bali. We pray together. By presenting this colossal Okokan, hopefully this will at least have a good impact on us in Bali and Tabanan in particular, "said Eka when giving the opening remarks at the Tanah Lot Art and Food Festival # 3.
She added, insofar as Ida Sang Hyang Widhi Wasa / God Almighty would certainly not be afraid of any viruses, such as the Corona virus that is currently spreading everywhere which at least has paralyzed the community's economy, especially in tourism.
Present at the opening of the Tanah Lot Art and Food Festival, Minister of Women's Empowerment Bintang Puspayoga, Deputy Governor of Bali Tjokorda Oka Arta Ardana Sukawati, representative of the Kediri castle, member of the House of Representatives I Made Urip, Chairperson of the Bali Provincial Nyoman Adi Wiryatama.
Meanwhile, Deputy Governor of Bali, Tjokorda Oka Arta Ardana Sukawati appreciated the event because it was in accordance with the government program, namely We Love Bali Movement. "And it became even more extraordinary when the event was held amid a cacophony of news about the Corona virus. This is very interesting, "said Deputy Governor Tjokorda Oka Arta Ardana Sukawati.
He added, the theme that was carried this year was right to be carried out in the middle of Bali, which is currently still doing just fine. Only reporting abroad in such a way has the effect of concern. "So this festival is not solely intended for tourism, more than that this is an offering for Ida Sang Hyang Widhi Wasa / God Almighty," added Deputy Governor Deputy Tjokorda Oka Arta Ardana Sukawati.
After giving his speech, Vice Governor Cok Ace with the Minister of Women Empowerment and Child Protection of the Republic of Indonesia, the Regent of Eka, along with other invitations opened the Tanah Lot Art and Food Festival # 3 2020 by sounding Okokan.