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Wednesday, 13 August 2008

Galungan and Kuningan

Galungan is, literally, a celebration of the creation of the universe in which the creator of the universe is worshipped and all ancestral spirits are called to come down to earth and dwell again in the homes of their descendants. Welcoming offerings are placed in the family shrines and elaborate decorations placed at the gate of each home.

Ten days after Galungan, the ancestors are bidden farewell with more offerings during Kuningan.

This pair of holidays takes place once every Balinese year and is the most major celebration of the Balinese calendar.