Balinese ceremonies


Hari Raya Kuningan

Today in Bali is Kuningan. Occurring once in every 210 days in the Balinese cycle of days, Kuningan is the end of the most important of the regular religious ceremonies for the 10-day Galungan period. During this period the deified ancestors of the family descend to their former homes. They […]


Hari Raya Kuningan in Bali

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 […]


Lesser known Balinese Ceremonies

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.


Ceremonies and offerings abound in Bali

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.