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Raffles Bali - Galungan & Kuningan Festivities at Raffles Bali
March 31st 2021

Galungan & Kuningan Festivities at Raffles Bali

Bali’s Hindu community will celebrate a ten-day religious festival in the weeks ahead that is considered one of the most important events on the island’s cultural calendar. The occasion will commence with Galungan Day on 14th April 2021, an auspicious holiday that signifies the victory of good over evil. It is also believed that the Gods and ancestral spirits will temporarily descend to earth during this period. Galungan will be observed with elaborate offerings, prayers and traditional food. This is a joyous time for the Balinese as they reconnect with family and friends through shared religious dedication.

One of the most striking ornament of Galungan will be ‘Penjor’. Penjor is an elaborately decorated bamboo pole, placed in front of each house. The decoration consists of mostly harvests such as rice paddies, coconut, coconut leaves, other fruits and flowers and intricately cut ‘Sampian’ made of young coconut leaves. Penjor represents prosperity.

Festivities will come to a close with Kuningan Day on 24th April 2021 with special ceremonies held in household temples around the island. The spirits of ancestors will be honoured with symbolic offerings and farewell as they return to the heavens.

This merry holiday celebrates the victory of good versus evil. The entire island will be joining the festivities through lavish temple festivals, prayers as well as celebrations with closest friends and families.

Join us for Galungan weekend special through exquisite Balinese dining experience at Rumari.

For more info, please email at dining.bali@raffles.com or WA at +62 811 382 095 59