The Galungan & Kuningan festival in Bali is a time of great celebration and joy, it transforms the island into a festive, colourful and bustling haven of activity.
The festival is believed to be a celebration of the triumph of good against evil according to the Hindu religion.
According to local legends, the festival is to mark the defeat of the Balinese king Mayadenawa. Different days mark different rounds of celebrations and unique festivities of Galungan in Bali which last for around 10 days.
Bamboo poles are strung with coconut leaves and other arte facts, lined along the streets of Bali during the Galungan festival.
The locals wear traditional clothes, and decorate their houses and gates with traditional artwork. There are many temple festivities planned, like the Kuningan celebrations at the Sakenan Temple.
The locals organise a variety of offering and rituals during the course of the festival to honor these spirits in the familial temples. Don't miss this truly unique event.
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