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Temple Ceremony at Gumang Hill  – Desa Adat Bugbug – Karangasem

Temple Ceremony at Gumang Hill – Desa Adat Bugbug – Karangasem

Usaba Kedulu Gede, The Grand Temple Ceremony at Gumang Hills Hi Bali’s visitors, We are excited to announce to the public the unique temple festival, Usaba Kedulu Gede, The Grand Temple Ceremony at Gumang Hills, which is going to be held on October 9th, 2022. A cultural attraction that will pique the interest of Bali’s...

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Tilem (Dark Moon) Ceremony – Hari Raya Tilem

Tilem (Dark Moon) Ceremony – Hari Raya Tilem

DARK MOON CEREMONIES AND TRADITIONS IN BALI – Hari Raya Tilem Sunday, 25 September 2022 Tilem (dark moon) is a ceremony dedicated for Dewa Surya (the god of sun). Hindu Balinese people praying at the village temple in the afternoon. Tilem is believed as a special day to purify inner self and to eliminate all impurities inside of human being....

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The 19th Ubud Writers & Readers Festival. On 27 until 30 October 2022

The 19th Ubud Writers & Readers Festival. On 27 until 30 October 2022

The 19th Ubud Writers & Readers Festival. On 27 until 30 October 2022   From 27-30 October 2022, writers, artists, activists and performers from Indonesia and beyond will converge for the 19th Ubud Writers & Readers Festival, to share stories and ideas exploring this year’s theme: Uniting Humanity. Yayasan Mudra Swari Saraswati is proud to...

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Hari Raya Kuningan

Hari Raya Kuningan

Kuningan is derived from the word “kun- ing”, which means yellow. It is the nal day of a long series of ceremonies and prayers conducted for the Galungan celebrations. The Balinese believe that on this day, their ancestors return to heaven after visiting earth in the days surrounding Galungan. As a symbol of gratitude, they...

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Hari Raya Galungan

Hari Raya Galungan

8 June 2022 The climax of the Galungan holiday celebrations will ensure most Balinese returning to their ancestral homes to make o erings to God and their ances- tors who return at this time to rest at the family temples. Prayers and giv- ing of o erings continue at the village temple as well as...

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Penampahan Galungan

Penampahan Galungan

7 June 2022 As Galungan – also known as the Ba- linese New Year – approaches, the Ba- linese 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 – nal day of preparations before the ac- tual Galungan day...

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Purnama (Full Moon) Ceremony – Hari Raya Purnama

Purnama (Full Moon) Ceremony – Hari Raya Purnama

FULL MOON CEREMONIES AND TRADITIONS IN BALI – Hari Raya Purnama Saturday, 10 September 2022 The island of Bali is all about finding balance, harmony and peace and Balinese Hinduism is a great reflection of that. The Balinese tend to pray to the demons and Gods alike in their Hindu Dharma religion, which includes honouring...

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Waisak Day

Waisak Day

Waisak Day May 16, 2022 Waisak (also known globally as Vesak Day) is a national holiday observed in both Bali and throughout Indonesia to honour and celebrate Gautama Buddha, the founder of Buddhism. Vesak, the Day of the Full Moon in the month of May, is the holiest day in the Buddhist lunar calendar. In...

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Idul Fitri

Idul Fitri

Idul Fitri May 2/3, 2022 Idul Fitri (commonly referred to in Indonesia as Lebaran) is the Indonesian form of the Arabic term Eid al-Fitr, and is one of the major national holidays in the country; the celebration that comes at the end of Ramadan, the Muslim month of fasting. The Arabic meaning of Idul Fitri...

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Hari Raya Purnama

Hari Raya Purnama

Hari Raya Purnama 16 April 2022 Purnama, or full moon in Bali is a special day for ceremonies and festivities. Hun- dreds of temples all over the island cel- ebrate this special day hosting splendid ceremonies. Balinese believe that Purnama is a propitious day when Gods descend to the earth and give their blessing. On...

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