Omed-Omedan ‘The Kissing Ritual’ :
Overview
 
This is one more strange Balinese festival; it is performed only at Sesetan village in Denpasar after the day of silence and seclusion (Nyepi Day).

Omed Omedan is a kissing ritual celebrated annually by young people from 17 to 30 years old to get rid of bad luck during the upcoming year.  They are divided into two separate groups (Men and women) then, they take the position of facing each other; and at a given signal, both sides will approach the center of the street, and male participants will start to pull and kiss the female participants while the rest of the villagers in the audience pour buckets of water over them.

Omed Omedan is a celebration that shows Bali’s culture and ancient customs.