Selamat Hari Raya Kuningan. Saturday December 9th is Kuningan, the end of the Galungan celebration, in which ancestors descend to Earth. On this day the Gods and spirits return to heaven. Around Bali, people will be attending ceremonies at their family temple to honor the spirits of their ancestors. Last […]
Exploring the cultural calendar in Bali, means getting to know some of the important Balinese ceremonies. Barrie wrote a good article, on some of the lesser known ceremonies in Bali.
This morning we heard the sound of chains saws close to our house. No it wasn’t the security guys trying to bore their way in, it was another house close by chopping down coconut trees. This afternoon Ana went over to collect some of the spoils. Indonesians are actually aware […]
Walking around my neighborhood in the morning is pleasant because the temperature is cool, the searing sun is still below the tree line and Balinese locals are performing ceremonial prayers.