Oct 14, 2009

Celebration of Galungan Day

Come to Bali at Galungan day and you will notice something different. All the Balinese house have bamboo poles decorated with flowers, leaves, and fruits. The Balinese families walk on the village streets, ride their motor bikes, to go to Balinese Hindu temple. Children giggle as they are allowed to wear their best clothes.
Galungan day (every 210 days) is the day the Balinese celebrate the victory of Dharma against Adharma (goodness against evil). It is the victory of one self againts all the bad emotion such as anger, greed, jealousy, and you name it. It is also a celebration of prosperity. The Balinese express their gratitude toward Sang Hyang Widhi Wasa or the Almighty God by praying and erecting Penjor (the bamboo pole with flowers, leaves, and fruits) in their houses.
It doesn't end here. The celebration of Galungan day will continue for the next ten days. The tenth day is called Kuningan day, it is another joyful day for gratitude to the God.

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1 comment:

  1. What date is Galungan for 2010?