Travel tips, reports, and commentary mostly about BALI and Southeast Asia, but also from wherever the wanderlust takes me.

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The ten day Balinese Hindu “upacara” (ceremony) named GALUNGAN-KUNINGAN begins Wednesday, February 8th with Galungan and ends on Saturday February 11th with Kuningan. During the time the Balinese belief is that the ancestral spirits return to visit their living relatives for praying and festivities. You will see “pendjors” in front of every house in every village on Bali. A pendjor is a long bamboo pole that is inventively decorated with palm fronds, flowers and all manner of traditional crafts. These festivities take place every seven months which is one year on the Balinese calendar.