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Negara Bull Races

Type: Island Culture
Date: Monday, July 1, 2013-Thursday, October 31, 2013
Frequency: Every other Sunday from July to October
Address: Parancak, Negara, Jembrana, Bali, Indonesia
Venue: Bali, Indonesia


Negara is famous for its thrilling water buffalo races (Makepung), introduced by Madurese migrants to celebrate the end of the rice harvest. The competitive races take place on erratic tracks outside Negara, beginning about 800 before the heat makes the big bulls sluggish. Mostly locals attend this festive event there's lots of rooting and cherring, and the betting is frantic. It's possible to attend rehearsals, trials, and competitions, and even to commission a bull race.

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