The Tradition of Purnama, or Full Moon Ceremony…


Purnama (or full moon) is a special day in Bali for ceremonies and festivities. Hundreds of temples all over the island celebrate this special day hosting impressive ceremonies in traditional clothing. Balinese believe that Purnama is an auspicious day when Gods descend to the earth and give their blessing.


On this revered day, hundreds of ceremonies are held in all parts of the island to please and honour the gods with offerings.  These offerings include food, fruit and flowers.

The Balinese themselves are then blessed by performing assorted rituals using petals, rice grains, holy water and incense smoke.


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