Take a Look Closer at Galungan Special Day of Bali Private Tour!

Bali Private Tour Unique Facts on Galungan Days in Bali

Bali Private Tour Unique Facts on Galungan Days in Bali

Dominated by Hindus, Bali private tour is becoming the most anticipated prior to Galungan Day. Galungan is the biggest of the various types of festivities celebrated by Hindus in Bali. In this celebration, Balinese Hindus perform various special activities and they do them specifically.

Galungan Day is a celebration of the day of the victory of the Dharma (goodness) against Adharma (evil). It is namely the victory of truth through the blessing of Sang Hyang Widhi Wasa or Almighty God. All Hindus in Bali anticipated this day a lot. And of course, also being unique Bali activities.

Galungan Day is celebrated by every 210 days, using Balinese calendar calculations. Namely on the day of Buddha Kliwon Dungulan (Wednesday Kliwon Wuku Dungulan). And the celebration is held for 10 consecutive days. Take a look closer to this special day of private tour in Bali, here are some facts about Galungan Day.

Has been celebrated since 882 AD

For this Bali sightseeing, no one knows for sure when the first Galungan was held. But according to the Lontar Purana Bali Dwipa, Galungan was first celebrated on Full Moon of Kapat. It was on Buda Kliwon Dungulan, Saka Year 804 or around 882 AD. Since then Galungan Day has always been celebrated annually in Bali.

Hindus believe that on that day the gods descended to earth. They will then return to heaven on the 10th day, namely Kuningan Day. It will be a memorable journey for you who want to do Bali sightseeing during these holidays.

Penjor as a thankful sign

Bali Private Tour Unique Facts on Galungan Days in Bali
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Galungan for a private tour in Bali is well-known for its penjor. Penjor is an eight meter high bamboo pole decorated with young palm leaves. There is a hanger at the tip of penjor containing nature produce such as grains, coconut, rice and snacks. These are called sampian.  It is as a form of devotion and a symbol of gratitude to God. You will see this unique Bali sightseeing on each side of the road and in front of the house.

Lawar, yellow rice, and sticky rice as mandatory culinary

Bali Private Tour Unique Facts on Galungan Days in Bali

Galungan Day has its own mandatory culinary for new experience of Bali activities. Don’t be surprised if you find these three dishes in almost every house of Hindus who celebrate. Generally lawar, yellow rice, and sticky rice are also used as part of offerings during prayer.

Become an event for gathering

Gathering Bali Private Tour Unique Facts on Galungan Days in Bali

Holidays during Galungan are usually used by Balinese to meet their relatives for Bali activities. They bring offerings and pray together at the temple. So it is common that on Galungan temples in Bali will be crowded by prayers. Generally the people who want to pray will use clothes that are dominated by white. And the women will uphold the offerings that will be served during the prayer.

Celebrated with Different Distinct Traditions in Each Region

Tradition Bali Private Tour Unique Facts on Galungan Days in Bali
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Each region in Bali has its own traditions and ways to celebrate Galungan. The most common and easy to find tradition is Ngelawang Barong. It is the tradition of parading barong around the temple accompanied by the drum and kenong. Ngelawang Barong is usually done by children. Balinese believe that this Bali activities keep people away from reinforcements and dangers.

Whereas in various other areas such as Petilan Temple in Kesiman Village, you will see traditions such as debus. Local people stab themselves using a ceremonial knife. This tradition is called Ngurek. This event is very exciting for you who like to have unique Bali private tours.

Gamelan Bali Private Tour Unique Facts on Galungan Days in Bali

There is also a tradition of Jempana War conducted by residents of Timrah Village in Klungkung Region. A stretcher (Jempana) carries offerings and is paraded at the temple for prayer.  After that, the Jempana paratroopers will fight with the sound of the gamelan. Another Bali private tour tradition is Motekan. It is carried out by residents of Menggu Village by clashing two meters tall sticks.

16 comments

Michael
July 25, 2019
What a creative sign for thank you. Great knowing these facts. It makes me more connected somehow to the place.
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    Nirvana Rona
    July 27, 2019
    πŸ™β˜Ί
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Kuntala
July 25, 2019
Very interesting way of presenting a place showcasing its traditions and cultures
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    Nirvana Rona
    July 27, 2019
    Thank you..πŸ™πŸ˜˜
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Kalyan Panja
July 25, 2019
Your photos are enticing me to plan a visit to Bali soon and dive into this cultural paradise with so many unique customs of the place.
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    Nirvana Rona
    July 27, 2019
    Wow that's nice to hear.. we'll be waiting when the time comes☺ Don't hesitate to contact us, we will gladly assist your trip in BaliπŸ˜‰
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Chad
July 25, 2019
Your photos are stunning!!! Attending this festival must have been such an amazing experience. Can't wait to be part of it next year.
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    Nirvana Rona
    July 27, 2019
    Thank you πŸ™πŸ˜Š
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Lavern Moore
July 25, 2019
This seems like a great destination. I would love to travel here based on your review and images! Making plans to visit now!
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    Nirvana Rona
    July 27, 2019
    please visit Bali! ... this place is highly recommended for interesting holidays
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Norma
July 26, 2019
Oh wow! It looks so fun and amazing experience! I was hoping to visit this place too. Stunning photos!
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    Nirvana Rona
    July 27, 2019
    Sure it was amazing experience..☺
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Laura
July 26, 2019
This looks really cool event. Great cultural experience x Laura https://pinkfrenzymissl.blogspot.com/
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    Nirvana Rona
    July 27, 2019
    Yes it's very holy and great experience
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Gervin Khan
July 26, 2019
That sounds like an amazing festival to attend to and it is so nice to know the culture and traditions of other place like Bali. Such a beautiful place to visit!
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    Nirvana Rona
    July 27, 2019
    Yes,it's very amazing.. besides its nature, Balinese culture is also a very attractive tourist attraction ..
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