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Galugan offerings

Galugan offerings
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Galungan can be considered a celebration of the new year based on the Wuku Calendar. This means that this is one of the Bali Festivals that is celebrated every 210 days.
A lot of praying is done during Galungan, It is a 10 day festival which celebrates the victory of good over evil. During this period of time the ancestral spirits come down to join the festivities Galungan festivities, to receive offerings and to visit the homes of their descendants.

Then, at the end of the 10 days the spirits return back to heaven to await the next Galunggan. During these important days every Balinese home is covered with offerings and everything is cleaned for this occasion. Streets are also decorated with penyors which are tall bamboo poles decorated with long strings of palm leaves.

The tips of the penyors often bend over the streets creating a very nice arch for traffic to pass by. I have heard that the Balinese place the penyors during Galungan so the gods who reside in the mountains can see it from far away. During Galunggan penyors arch over the streets of Bali
On the Galunggan day itself (to be exact the 5th day of the 10 days celebration) the Balinese spend the day with family while praying and making offerings. The next day which is called Manis Galunggan, the Balinese go out to visit their friends.
Kuningan follows straight after the 10 days of Galungan. This is also one of the most important days as the spirits of the ancestors return to heaven.
And like all Bali Festivals this is accompanied with praying and again... with a lot of offerings.

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Date: 2013-06-17 21:50:31

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Mooi verhaal, bedankt. Maar waarom 210 dagen? Duurt hun dag bijna 42 uur of zo :p.

Foto knalt er ook lekker uit. Mooie belichting, erg sfeervol. Goede werk Donna. Award !!

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Pjerry ;) 2013-06-17 22:45:59
Prachtige ritueel,, en offering!

B℮n 2013-06-18 19:16:29
Mooie kleuren en details! En een interessant verhaal!
RuudMorijn-NL 2013-06-21 18:44:53
Excellent capture !
bug eye :) Thailand 2013-06-26 11:53:23

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