Kartini Day honored in Bali with ladies surfing in kebayas

Women will be surfing, donning the traditional Indonesian kebaya in Kuta on Thursday to recognize Kartini Day. The holiday, which actually falls on Friday, commemorates national heroine Raden Adjeng Kartini, widely hailed as the country’s first feminist—so it’s only fitting that women in Bali will be shredding waves in her honor. The Indonesian Surfing Association

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Coconuts Bali History

We can all agree that history has had a ‘monumental’ impact in shaping what Bali is today. Check our history section for discoveries, anniversaries and look-backs, as well as nods to some of the most badass Balinese history-makers. From where we’re standing, history is far from boring in Bali and we love ourselves a good blast from the past.