Grebeg ritual held to ward off evil spirits in Bali

The biannual Bali event is undertaken by young members of the community who parade through the village of Tegallalang with painted faces and bodies to ward off evil spirits
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A young member of the village community washes the paint off his body at a holly spring after the Grebeg ritual on May 1, 2013 in Tegallalang, Bali, Indonesia. During the biannual ritual young members of the community parade through the village with painted faces and bodies to ward off evil spirits. (Getty Images)
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A boy waits for the paint on his face to dry as he prepares for the Grebeg ritual on May 1, 2013 in Tegallalang, Bali, Indonesia. During the biannual ritual young members of the community parade through the village with painted faces and bodies to ward off evil spirits. (Getty Images)
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Three boys pose with painted faces as they prepare for the Grebeg ritual on May 1, 2013 in Tegallalang, Bali, Indonesia. During the biannual ritual young members of the community parade through the village with painted faces and bodies to ward off evil spirits. (Getty Images)
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A man paints his son's face in preparation for the Grebeg ritual on May 1, 2013 in Tegallalang, Bali, Indonesia. During the biannual ritual young members of the community parade through the village with painted faces and bodies to ward off evil spirits. (Getty Images)
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Young members of the village community walk around their village with painted bodies during the Grebeg Ritual on May 1, 2013 in Tegallalang, Bali, Indonesia. During the biannual ritual young members of the community parade through the village with painted faces and bodies to ward off evil spirits. (Getty Images)
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Young members of the village community gather at Duur Bingin temple before walk ing around their village with painted bodies during the Grebeg Ritual on May 1, 2013 in Tegallalang, Bali, Indonesia. During the biannual ritual young members of the community parade through the village with painted faces and bodies to ward off evil spirits. (Getty Images)
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Young members of the village community wash the paint off their bodies at a holly spring after the Grebeg ritual on May 1, 2013 in Tegallalang, Bali, Indonesia. During the biannual ritual young members of the community parade through the village with painted faces and bodies to ward off evil spirits. (Getty Images)
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Young members of the village community walk around their village with painted bodies during the Grebeg Ritual on May 1, 2013 in Tegallalang, Bali, Indonesia. During the biannual ritual young members of the community parade through the village with painted faces and bodies to ward off evil spirits. (Getty Images)
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Young members of the village community pray during the Grebeg Ritual on May 1, 2013 in Tegallalang, Bali, Indonesia. During the biannual ritual young members of the community parade through the village with painted faces and bodies to ward off evil spirits. (Getty Images)
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A young member of the village community painted in black looks at himself in a mirror as he prepares for the Grebeg Ritual on May 1, 2013 in Tegallalang, Bali, Indonesia. During the biannual ritual young members of the community parade through the village with painted faces and bodies to ward off evil spirits. (Getty Images)