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Bali New Year- March 9 2016

by Mike Mason
… the air is filled with noise and merriment. The Balinese households begin the evening with blessings at the family temple and continue with a ritual called the pengrupukan where everyone participates in ‘bhuta kala,’ ‘chasing away’ malevolent forces,hitting pots and pans or anything to make noise. These ‘spirits’ are later manifested as the Ogoh-Ogoh to be paraded in the streets together with the a few firecrackers. For more details and for the exact dates for future years click on … Facebook