15 Spectacular Photos Of A Scorching Fire Ritual In Bali

At rituals go, this frenzied fire party in Indonesia looks the most badass!

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2. The “Mesabatan Api” ritual happens just before the Nyepi Day of Silence on March 30.

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4. “Mesabatan Api” happens every year and involves Balinese men kicking and hurling fire around.

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6. It takes place in Gianyar, Bali, Indonesia.

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8. The fire symbolizes the purification of the universe and human body.

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10. Smoldering coconut husks are hurled at people.

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12. Nyepi is a Hindu celebration that happens every new year according to the Balinese calendar.

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14. Activities such as working, watching television or travelling are restricted between the hours of 6am and 6pm.

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15. The national holiday is one of self-reflection and meditation… how calming!

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Matt Tucker is the UK picture editor for BuzzFeed and is based in London.
 
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