Today is Tumpek Pengatag, where the Balinese Hindus celebrate and bless the plants and trees. This is held 25 days before Galungan on the Balinese calendar. Balinese Hindus give their offerings to plants as an expression of gratitude for the food and many roles plants play to assist in life.
Blessings take place all over the island throughout villages and temples, with people creating arrangements of flowers and fruits as offerings. Whether Hindu or not – Tumpek Pengatag is a day to remind all people to respect, take care of, and live in harmony with nature .
This weekend at Bermain ( 33 Jalan Pantai Brawa ) in Canggu, they are holding fun craft class painting these awesome Tiki wood carvings. They make a great wall hanging or room decoration. My boys love meeting other island kids from around the world. This session is suitable for ages 7+ & you can buy tickets in store for 350k inc tax, materials & snack. Phone +62 812-3766-9042.
Great news for families and frequent travellers to Bali with the Ministry of Tourism going to be giving free visas to tourists from five countries starting in January 2015. The visa on arrival ( for 30 day holiday visas) is currently $35 USD for each person entering Bali, which can add up if your travelling as a family or enter Bali several times each year. China, Japan, South Korea, Russia and Australia will be included in the visa waivers was made by Tourism Minister Arief Yahya. ” We expect the free visas we will become effective in January 2015,” Arief promised. I will keep you all posted and will update the Arrivals and Departure Section in the Little Miss Bali App as soon as it happens. YAY more cocktails, massages and nasi goreng for everyone.
Today Balinese Hindus celebrate Tumpek Landep. Saying thanks to all metal tools and objects and praying for a sharper mind. Balinese believe the greatest weapon is their mind, they wish for more intelligence, to overcome their enemy and objects in life such as poverty and bad choices. You may notice hand made ‘sampian’ decorating motorbikes, cars, even gym equipment and ceremonies and offerings to say thanks Xxx
Selamat Hari Raya Saraswati. Today Bali Hindus celebrate and recognise the Goddess of knowledge Saraswati. She is the Hindu goddess of knowledge, music, arts and nature. She is symbolised with four hands representing 4 elements of human personality in learning including the mind, intellect, alertness and ego. She wears all white which represents purity and rides on a white swan. Here is my friends little daughter Viona ready for For her Saraswati Ceremony.
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Selamat Pagiiiiiii ~ any of you who have followed me for a while will know how much I LOVE a great eggs benedict. This deliciousness was from The Corner House Bali and I can highly recommend it. Perfectly poached eggs, great sauce to egg ratio, solid portion of toast and deliciously cooked bacon. What is your ‘go to’ breakfast out in Bali ? Xxx