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In with the Good, Out with the Bad

Bali Celebrates the Festival of Galungan.

(11/25/2002) On Wednesday, November 20th, or more precisely on the Balinese calendar - Buda Kliwon Dunggulan, the island of Bali celebrated the religious holy day of Galungan, the day in the Hindu ritual cycle celebrating the triumph of good over evil.

Across the island Penjor bamboo altar-poles decorate streets and doorways of every village. Their presence marking an ancient victory of Dharma over King Mayadanawa, an evil and godless king who once controlled Bali.

An official holiday in Bali, on Galungan Balinese mark the day by donning their traditional garbs and visiting their ancestral temples.