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Galungan Festival

Jl. Raya Pengosekan Ubud No.63 X, Ubud, Indonesia
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Amazing festival!

The people celebrated in the streets and temples and gave offerings to their gods, playing music... read more

Reviewed April 29, 2018
isnainifa
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Authentic Tradition

We were so lucky to have been in Bali during Galunga. All the streets and house were decorated and... read more

Reviewed February 6, 2018
StiffleEverywhere
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One of the most important Balinese Festivals, this is a celebration of the victory of good over evil. Honouring the creator of the universe, during this 10 day celebration the Balinese show their gratitude to the creator and their ancestors. This involves family and temple time, food and prayer, and the decorating of homes and streets with the iconic penjor, one of my favourite sights in Bali. As significant is Kuningan, which marks the end of the festival. On this day temples are full of pilgrims making offerings, dancing and rituals. To get the best out of this festival just take to the streets and enjoy a real taster of the colourful and deeply spiritual island of Bali.
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Reviewed 29 April 2018 via mobile

The people celebrated in the streets and temples and gave offerings to their gods, playing music and wearing traditional dress. The streets are lined with beautifully decorated bamboo poles. Dont't miss your opportunity!

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Reviewed 6 February 2018

We were so lucky to have been in Bali during Galunga. All the streets and house were decorated and there were massive Penjor poles on display. The people celebrated in the streets and temples and gave offerings to their gods, playing music and wearing traditional...More

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Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

To keep in the good graces of the spirits, offerings are made in the temples and at every statue, river and big tree. Graves are tended similar to the Chinese Ching Ming.

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Reviewed 3 October 2016

It's worth visiting during the time of Galungan. The streets are lined with beautifully decorated bamboo poles. There are offerings all over in niches and on the ground, and food blessing ceremonies at the temples. It's a very special time. But, it occurs every 210...More

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Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

We didnt know ti was Galungan when we arrived in Bali/Ubud on Sept 6 was the eve. Most shops were closed even Ubud market so we went on a tour instead to temples. The focus of the festival is the proudly decorated bamboo pole with...More

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Reviewed 8 September 2016 via mobile

was amazing lerning what thire belives thire celbration the decoration and what it tebresants knowing how local people live and ther relagains and day 2 day life the most fasnation was the dragan tail wher they but in frant of thire jouse or shop 2...More

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Reviewed 24 December 2015

Galungan is a sacred day that is observed all over Bali every 210 days, and by Balinese Hindus wherever they live around the world. It is not celebrated in any specific location, much as Christmas or Easter is not centered on any particular area. Ten...More

21  Thank MangoMunky
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Response from guitarist2016 | Reviewed this property |
Few do if any. Try and arrange for some transportation in advance.
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