The whole island of Bali is preparing for Galungan. This year Galungan starts on February 1st.
Galungan is the most important feast for Balinese Hindus, a celebration to honor the creator of the universe (Ida Sang Hyang Widi) and the spirits of the honored ancestors.
The festival symbolizes the victory of good (Dharma) over evil (Adharma), and encourages the Balinese to show their gratitude to the creator and sainted ancestors.
The tenth day after Galungan – “Kuningan” – marks the end of Galungan, and is believed to be the day when the spirits ascend back to heaven. On this day, Balinese make special offerings of yellow rice.
You can read more about the importance of Galungan and Kuningan and about all the preparations here.
Dear friends, as you can see in the photo, we’re ready for the New Year’s Eve Party. This year’s theme is Pirates of The Caribbean.
Mandira staff will welcome the guests dressed as pirates. Our guests will be dressed as pirates too and the best costume will win a great prize!
The tents and tables are installed, the sound system is on, the kitchen is working at full capacity, the beer is cold, the band and the entertainers are ready for the great party.
After the countdown and welcoming the New Year, we’re inviting all our guest to the Suling Lounge After Party, with cocktails, fire dance, sexy dancers and live DJ. Let’s spend the night together and have fun until morning!
Happy New Year, dear friends, wherever you are! Hope to see you happy in 2012!