Kuningan Day

October 30, 2017

Kuningan Day

11 November 2017

Kuningan is derived from the word “kuning”, meaning yellow. The Balinese believe that on this day, their ancestors return to heaven after visiting earth for the Galungan celebrations. As a symbol of gratitude, they make offerings of yellow rice placed in bowls made of coconut leaves. The bowls are decorated with figures of shadow puppets, which represent angels that bring joy and wealth to earth. In some villages, Barongs can be seen going from house-to-house followed by children playing traditional Balinese musical instruments.


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