"We did not dare not to cancel it. Because this is related to the belief of the Munggu customary village community that the Mekotek tradition can repel bad luck," said the head of Munggu traditional village, I Made Rai Sujana.
Before one of the biggest holidays of the year, Galungan, the Balinese celebrate many other significant days associated with it. Among them are Sugihan Jawa and Sugihan Bali. In 2021, they fell on April 8 and 9.
The Provincial Government of Bali will tighten security at airports, ports, and terminals ahead of the Idul Fitri 1442 Hijriah to prohibit residents from returning to their hometowns (mudik) for Lebaran celebrations.