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Kuningan Day
Friday, 1 Nov, 2013 – 11:20 | No Comment
Kuningan Day

Balinese Hindu’s will celebrate yet another religious day known as Kuningan on Saturday November 2, 2013. This ceremonial occasion falls exactly 10 days after the Galungan rituals and is a time to commemorate ancestral spirits …

Penampahan Galungan
Monday, 21 Oct, 2013 – 9:00 | No Comment
Penampahan Galungan

Penampahan Galungan, is a day before Galungan (a Christmas for Balinese). The word “Penampahan Galungan” derives from the word “tampah” which means “to slaughter” and “galungan” which means victory. So Penampahan Galungan is a day …

Penyajaan Galungan (Day for Meditation)
Wednesday, 16 Oct, 2013 – 14:00 | One Comment
Penyajaan Galungan (Day for Meditation)

The following Penyekeban is Penyajaan Galungan, here is previous article:
Penyajaan Galungan for Balinese is always a day full of cookies, Bali is covered with cookies. As its name suggest, the words “penyajaan” is derived from …

Finding Bali in the Church
Thursday, 20 Dec, 2012 – 4:00 | No Comment
Finding Bali in the Church

That day was December 25th. All Christians went to the church on that morning including the member of this family; a family who lived in the western area of Bali, Jembrana regency. I little bit …

February Highlights
Friday, 27 Jan, 2012 – 11:11 | Comments Off on February Highlights
February Highlights

For Balinese, February this year, is the peak of festivity that starts at in January; Galungan, Balinese equivalent to Christmas is right on the 1st February, there is also Kuningan holiday ten days afterward. February …

July Highlights
Friday, 17 Jun, 2011 – 18:14 | No Comment
July Highlights

Quintilis was the former name of July. Then the name was changed by August to honor Julius Caesar. July in most countries in the northern hemisphere is the warmest weather. Summer usually begins in the …

Penyekeban Galungan (The Beginning of a Battle)
Sunday, 5 Dec, 2010 – 5:00 | One Comment
Penyekeban Galungan (The Beginning of a Battle)

Today, Redite Paing Dungulan, is the day of Panyekeban Galungan, According to Gregorian calendar falls on December 5, 2010. Here is previous article’s featuring that event:
Galungan, a Balinese celebration to commemorate the victory of Dharma …

December Highlights
Saturday, 27 Nov, 2010 – 5:24 | 3 Comments
December Highlights

December seems to be the most special month amongst other months in 2010. Three main holidays from three different religions will appear on December. Surely, as the community who tolerate other religions’ celebration, Balinese will …

Purnama: Full Moon
Friday, 29 Jan, 2010 – 10:26 | No Comment
Purnama: Full Moon

Purnama, or full moon in Bali is always a special day for ceremonies and festivities. Hundreds of temples all over the island celebrate their anniversary on a specific full moon each year. Since full moon …

Ngelawang Barong (Door to Door Exorcism)
Sunday, 25 Oct, 2009 – 11:26 | One Comment
Ngelawang Barong (Door to Door Exorcism)

The word “ngelawang” in traditional art context is equivalent to “door to door art performance”. In the beginning of 19th door to door mask performance was an everyday spectacle. But since the beginning of 20th …

Protest on “Eat, Pray, Love”
Thursday, 22 Oct, 2009 – 6:01 | 2 Comments
Protest on “Eat, Pray, Love”

Bali was taken by surprise; dozens of trucks and transport cars for the final shooting of Hollywood latest project “Eat Pray Love” arrived ahead of the schedule, and lined the rice fields of Banjar Bentuyung, …

Behind Galungan Holyday
Wednesday, 14 Oct, 2009 – 0:00 | 4 Comments
Behind Galungan Holyday

On Wednesday, Balinese celebrated Galungan Holyday, a holyday to commemorate the victory of Dharma (virtue) over Adharma (evil). This holyday is considered the pinnacle of Balinese struggle to subdue the negative force of evil, and …

Instruction for the Trees: Tumpek Wariga
Saturday, 19 Sep, 2009 – 0:01 | No Comment
Instruction for the Trees: Tumpek Wariga

Today, 19/09/09, Balinese celebrate the birthday of the trees. This holiday is called Tumpek Wariga or Tumpek Pengarah. There are a lot some articles in this blog which describe how Balinese express their gratitude to …

Ubud Writers Readers Festival
Sunday, 5 Apr, 2009 – 10:00 | No Comment
Ubud Writers Readers Festival

Its festive season in Bali. Over the last two weeks Bali floated with a kind of sanctified space with the day of Galungan marking the beginning of the festivities and Kuningan heralding the end. Galungan …

Penjor
Tuesday, 17 Mar, 2009 – 0:52 | No Comment
Penjor

What will you see when you visit Bali during Galungan and Kuningan period? I believe your answer will be Penjor (eight-meter-high bamboo poles festooned with bamboo decorations which are put over roadways or pathways during …

Months of Festivities
Friday, 27 Feb, 2009 – 15:58 | No Comment
Months of Festivities

“It is 19 days left to Galungan holiday” many Balinese will think that way for today but as a matter of fact the series of ceremonies that mark the period of Galungan festivity begin 25 …

Upcoming Grand Ceremony at Besakih Temple
Tuesday, 23 Dec, 2008 – 17:40 | No Comment
Upcoming Grand Ceremony at Besakih Temple

On 9th of April 2009, a great ceremony will be held in Besakih temple, the mother temple of Bali. This ceremony is classified as Bhuta Yadnya (a ceremony to purify the universe and the negative …

Walking and Balinese
Tuesday, 23 Sep, 2008 – 13:48 | No Comment
Walking and Balinese

Nowadays, in Bali, walking has become an exclusive activity that mostly done by foreigners or peddlers. In the last few decades less and less Balinese walk to their destination. We prefer to ride our motorcycle …

Kuningan Celebration and New Balinese Temple in Hamburg
Tuesday, 2 Sep, 2008 – 15:04 | One Comment
Kuningan Celebration and New Balinese Temple in Hamburg

On August 30th 2008, Balinese celebrated Kuningan holiday, a holiday to pay homage to ancestral spirits as they return to heaven after dwelling on earth for an extended period. However, on that day Kuningan holiday …

The Banjar Suka Duka in the Netherlands
Saturday, 16 Aug, 2008 – 16:59 | Comments Off on The Banjar Suka Duka in the Netherlands
The Banjar Suka Duka in the Netherlands

Here is an interesting excerpt about Balinese and Balinese community in Netherlands taken from an article written by Ana Dragojlovic entitled Performing Balinese Femininity in Migration. Without further ado here is the excerpt
Banjar …

History and New Leader of Bali
Monday, 21 Jul, 2008 – 12:16 | One Comment
History and New Leader of Bali

The victory of duo, Mangku Pastika and Puspayoga in governor election of Bali, not just give the island of Bali new leaders but also, for the first time, Balinese who had been lived outside Bali …

A Little Mountain of Rice called Tumpeng
Thursday, 29 May, 2008 – 16:02 | No Comment
A Little Mountain of Rice called Tumpeng

In the paradise island of Bali, when it comes to offering (banten) for the ceremony the Balinese women holds the sway. Balinese women prepare all the offerings (banten) that is needed for the ceremony. If …

Balinese Student Outside Bali
Wednesday, 19 Mar, 2008 – 17:10 | 2 Comments
Balinese Student Outside Bali

Many Balinese students after they graduate from Senior High school go outside Bali to continue their study instead of studying in Bali. As a result from Bali has only one state university and it has …

The End of the Festivity
Wednesday, 27 Feb, 2008 – 14:47 | No Comment
The End of the Festivity

Today, 27/02/08 Balinese celebrated the end of Galungan period, the end of a period that full of holidays and festivity, which is well known as Pegatwakan (“pegatwakan” is derived from the word “pegat” means “cut …

Photo News: Penjor
Wednesday, 30 Jan, 2008 – 14:06 | No Comment
Photo News: Penjor

If you pass by Jalan Raya Kapal, You will easily find a nice-decorative bamboo pole (Penjor). According Mr. Sunada, he always makes every Galungan different type of unusual Penjor. This time looks like God of …

Penjor on Galungan Day
Tuesday, 22 Jan, 2008 – 0:15 | One Comment
Penjor on Galungan Day

Galungan, a Christmas for Balinese will soon come. And if you happen to visit Bali on Galungan day you will be hailed by thousands of Penjor along the roadside all over of Bali.
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Vegetarian ‘Lawar’
Friday, 14 Dec, 2007 – 15:05 | No Comment
Vegetarian ‘Lawar’

Have you ever tasted Lawar – Balinese traditional food? Lawar is one of the most favorite foods after roasted pork in Bali which contains pork, green jackfruit, grated coconut, frying oil, coconut milk, citrus leaf, …

Bazaar a la Balinese
Monday, 3 Dec, 2007 – 17:34 | No Comment
Bazaar a la Balinese

As far as we know, in general bazaar is done by selling goods, foods, or sometimes items made by hand. It is normally sold with low price to attract people. Based on the Oxford Dictionary …

Through The Eyes of Researcher: Balinese Time
Saturday, 6 Oct, 2007 – 12:24 | One Comment
Through The Eyes of Researcher: Balinese Time

Here is an interesting article on Balinese time by Clifford Geertz.
Balinese calendrical notions–their cultural machinery for demarcating temporal units–reflect this clearly; for they are largely used not to measure the elapse of time, nor yet …

Balinese family builds a penjor
Sunday, 26 Aug, 2007 – 9:00 | No Comment
Balinese family builds a penjor

The penjor is a tall bamboo pole (7 meters high) whose drooping top is symbolic of the holy mountain (Mt. Agung) and all the wonderful daily things the mountain supplies to the Balinese people. This …

Barong Landung: Protective Effigy of the Village
Wednesday, 18 Jul, 2007 – 14:56 | No Comment
Barong Landung: Protective Effigy of the Village

Barong Landung is a magically protective effigy which is found in many villages of Denpasar area in preference to Barong Ket and other types of animal Barong. The word ‘landung’ means tall and indeed the …

Banana
Saturday, 5 May, 2007 – 14:29 | 2 Comments
Banana

Banana (“biu” in Balinese) in Balinese life is a non-substitutable part, that have merged into the Balinese daily life and become a necessity whether for ceremonial purpose or secular one. Banana in Bali is usually …

Chinese Influence in Bali
Saturday, 17 Feb, 2007 – 13:38 | No Comment
Chinese Influence in Bali

Chinese influence in Balinese culture have been perfectly assimilated and it is hard to distinguish the influence that have been thoroughly assimilated, but there are some influences that still clearly visible.
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A Glimpse on Inconformity of Balinese Hinduism
Wednesday, 3 Jan, 2007 – 17:00 | 4 Comments
A Glimpse on Inconformity of Balinese Hinduism

To give a better idea on the inconformity of Hinduism in Bali, the Pegatuakan ceremony that fortunately, happen today will serve as a good example.

Today, Balinese celebrate Pegatuakan ceremony, this ceremony mark the end of …

Ngerebeg (Village Purification Ceremony)
Wednesday, 6 Dec, 2006 – 14:56 | No Comment
Ngerebeg (Village Purification Ceremony)

Ngerebeg is one of many kinds exorcism and purification ceremony that exist in Bali. The Ngerebeg ceremony is usually held in Kuningan day or before a temple festival especially in Gianyar regency. The Ngerebeg ceremony …

Galungan – A Brief Overview
Wednesday, 29 Nov, 2006 – 6:15 | 3 Comments
Galungan – A Brief Overview

The ancient Balinese calendar is a complex cycle where many days have specific holy significances. The Balinese community will celebrate Galungan on Wednesday November 29, 2006, which in western terms can be likened to Christmas …

Penjor
Wednesday, 3 May, 2006 – 7:12 | No Comment
Penjor

It is about eight-meter-high bamboo poles, festooned with bamboo decorations, which arch over roadways or pathways during Galungan or other important occasions. Whenever you see this fertility symbol, it means there’s some sort of celebration …