Culture of Bali. Mekotek is a festival held every Kuningan holy day in the village of Munggu, on the island of Bali. It was originally a victory celebration, but it continues to this day because villagers believe it keeps them safe from disaster. If you travel to Bali, this is just one of the cultural wonders you may be lucky enough to experience. It is a real spectacle to see people daring to climb to the top of the wooden stacks, held up by their fellow villagers, wearing traditional dress.