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Bali New Year- March 9 2016

by Mike Mason
… meeting halls ‘banjars’ and streets feature papier-mâché effigies, ogoh-ogoh, built for weeks leading up to the Saka New Year. Before ‘the day of silence’, rituals usually start three days prior to Nyepi, with colourful processions. Pilgrims from the village temples across Bali convey heirlooms on long walks towards the coast where purification ceremonies take place. As a photographer it is one of the best times to photograph this unique Balinese occasion. On Saka New Year’s Eve, … Facebook