7 June 2022

As Galungan – also known as the Ba- linese New Year – approaches, the Ba- linese are kept busy with a string of events and ceremonies that take place before the big day. Penampahan, which means “slaughter” in Balinese is the – nal day of preparations before the ac- tual Galungan day (see below) where adults are kept extremely busy with last minute preparations, o erings and the slaughtering of pigs and chickens, which are later used in traditional Ba- linese dishes such as lawar, babi guling and satay. Children usually look for- ward to this day, as the atmosphere in every home is similar to that of a big family party.

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