13 April 2021

As Galungan – also known as the Balinese New Year – approaches, the Balinese are kept busy with a string of events and ceremonies that take place before the big day. Penampahan, which means “slaughter” in Balinese is the final day of preparations before the actual Galungan day (see below) where adults are kept extremely busy with last minute preparations, offerings and the slaughtering of pigs and chickens, which are later used in traditional Balinese dishes such as lawar, babi guling and satay. Children usually look forward to this day, as the atmosphere in every home is similar to that of a big family party.

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