Hari Raya Purnama
16 April 2022
Purnama, or full moon in Bali is a special day for ceremonies and festivities. Hun- dreds of temples all over the island cel- ebrate this special day hosting splendid ceremonies. Balinese believe that Purnama is a propitious day when Gods descend to the earth and give their blessing. On this sacred day, hundreds of ceremonies are held in all corners of the island to satisfy and honor the gods with o erings such as food, fruit and owers. The Balinese them- selves are then blessed by performing various rituals using holy water, incense smoke, petals and rice grains.