balinese ceremony

What is Galungan Day?

Galungan is an Balinese Hindu ritual based on the 210 day Balinese calendar. It is a celebration of the triumph of good (Dharma) over evil (Adharma). You know it’s Galungan when the tall carved bamboo poles adorned with decorations, called Penjor are in front of every building in Bali. Some of the penjors are modest, …

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Nyepi Bali

A reminder about Nyepi, Day of Silence and celebration of the Balinese New Year for anyone visiting the island during 31st MarchΒ  – 1st April. Bali airport will be closed for one day. During this 24 hour duration flights in and out of Bali are cancelled or rescheduled. There will be no travel to or …

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Pagerwesi

Pagerwesi – 12 March 2014 Pagerwesi commemorates the day upon which an ancient battle between good and evil was fought. The word “Pagerwesi” means “iron fence”, and reflects the purpose of this important event: it is the day to strengthen one’s fortifications against evil. The correlation between Pagerwesi and the Saraswati is that knowledge is …

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