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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 …

Rejang Asak at Manis Kuningan Day
Friday, 31 Aug, 2012 – 8:54 | One Comment
Rejang Asak at Manis Kuningan Day

If you want to see hundreds of girls dance around the villages in their best attire then you have to visit the village of Asak in Karangasem Regency on Manis Kuningan Day. Once every …

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 …

Many Coins and Paper Money on Kuningan Day: Bongan Gede
Monday, 20 Dec, 2010 – 17:46 | No Comment
Many Coins and Paper Money on Kuningan Day: Bongan Gede

Every Kuningan Day, people of Banjar Bongan Gede, Tabanan Regency, guide their ancestors to go back to their ‘home’. They give many offerings and money as the provisions. The family throws many coins into the …

Kuningan Celebration in Active Mt. Bromo
Monday, 20 Dec, 2010 – 17:27 | No Comment
Kuningan Celebration in Active Mt. Bromo

While Hindu in Bali celebrated Kuningan in peace, Hindu community in East Java celebrated Kuningan day heroically. They ignored the Mt Bromo’s warning status of ‘alert’ and kept holding the ritual on that full-blessing day …

Perang Jempana (The Battle of Deities)
Friday, 17 Dec, 2010 – 5:34 | One Comment
Perang Jempana (The Battle of Deities)

Perang Jempana (battle of deities’ effigies) Ritual is held at the Pura Panti Timbrah in Paksebali village, near Klungkung, Bali every 210 days precisely on Kuningan Holyday. This temple is a clan temple of Pasek …

Makotekan (The Exciting Purification Ceremony)
Thursday, 16 Dec, 2010 – 3:57 | No Comment
Makotekan (The Exciting Purification Ceremony)

Many sacred and unique ceremonies and activities are held to celebrate Kuningan holyday, one of them is Makotekan activity. This unique activity can only be found in Munggu village, Mengwi, Badung. Makotekan is performed in …

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 …

Tajen Pura Hyang Api (Cockfighting of Hyang Api Temple)
Monday, 24 May, 2010 – 9:49 | One Comment
Tajen Pura Hyang Api (Cockfighting of Hyang Api Temple)

Hyang Api temple in Kelusa village, Payangan, Gianyar is well known for its deity-protected cockfighting. Hyang Api’s cockfighting is the biggest deity-protected cockfighting event in Bali, involving thousands of gamblers, several arenas, and last for …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

The Significances of Pangerebongan (Mass Trance) Ritual
Friday, 22 Feb, 2008 – 16:32 | One Comment
The Significances of Pangerebongan (Mass Trance) Ritual

The capital city in every region in the world is usually populated by people from many different areas and ethnics. In addition the capital city is usually more developed socially, economically, than others cities. It …

Freedom of Interpreting Culture and Religion
Thursday, 5 Jul, 2007 – 16:08 | No Comment
Freedom of Interpreting Culture and Religion

All aspect of Balinese culture and religion are endless source of interpretation, mainly by Balinese. It seems that every Balinese has his own interpretation on every aspect of Balinese culture or religion. Though the interpretation …

Serangan Island
Saturday, 12 May, 2007 – 13:26 | No Comment
Serangan Island

Serangan, a small island lies just off Bali southern coast near Sanur, connected to the main island with a dusty bridge-road. Serangan has an area of only 180 acres and a population abut 6000, and …

Kuningan (A Day for Family)
Saturday, 9 Dec, 2006 – 0:49 | 3 Comments
Kuningan (A Day for Family)

On 9th December 2006  Balinese will celebrate Kuningan day. Kuningan takes its name from the fact that a special offering that is presented in this holyday is yellow rice (nasi kuning) is made by colouring …

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 …

Pangerebongan
Wednesday, 31 May, 2006 – 16:03 | One Comment
Pangerebongan

Pangerebongan is a ritual that is full of mystery and carries a spiritual power that is sometimes beyond the rational thought patterns of ordinary people. The ceremony of Pangerebongan is held every 210 days in …

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 …