Observe Kuningan while visiting Seminyak - AsiaRooms.com

April 29, 2010 (PRLEAP.COM) Travel News
AsiaRooms.com reports people who have booked accommodation in Seminyak for the end of May will find that their visit coincides with the end of the Galungan celebrations - which represent the battle between good and evil.

The final day of these festivities, which begin on May 12th, will see people all over Bali coming out to mark Kuningan on May 22nd.

According to Balinese culture, this day is when the deities and central holy spirits ascended to heaven having spent several days on earth.

Kuningan is a national holiday on Bali so you can expect the locals to be out in force for the festivities.

People who wander to one of the many temples on Bali will find them decorated with ornaments made from coconut leaves and flowers, while locals will bring offerings of a special dish made from yellow rice to the religious sites.

Some of the biggest celebrations take place at Sakenan Temple, which can be found on Serangan Island.

Processions also take place around some of the temple complexes and visitors are welcome to sit and watch the festivities unfold.

All the ceremonies giving thanks to the gods need to be completed by noon (or when the sun sinks to the west) because this is when the deities return to heaven, Wonderful Bali explains.

Posted by Charlotte Springer

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