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Itís a Bali-Holiday

Government Offices Closed October 22-24, 2013 for Galungan Celebrations

(10/20/2013) Bali government offices will be closed for three days from October 22-24, 2013 to mark the Holy Day of Galungan – the day celebrating the triumph of Good (Dharma) over Evil (Adharma).

Bali provincial spokesman, I Ketut Teneng, told the State News Agency Antara, the three day holiday will be in effect for all educational institutions beginning from grade school, junior high, high school and tertiary bodies.

The governor has also declared the holiday for all provincial employees for the three days to assist them in meeting their ritual and religious obligations.

Private businesses, including hotels, are being urged to provide similar facilities to their Hindu employees.

The three days encompass Tuesday (October 22nd) to prepare for the celebration, Wednesday (October 23rd) for Hari Raya Galungan and Thursday (October 24) for Hari Umanis Galungan.

Essential institutions such as hospitals, firehouses and public utilities will remain open with work schedules decided by their individual managements.

The three-day celebration of Galungan form part of the 21 local holidays in Bali set for 2013 in accirdance with Bali-Hindu religious practice.

There are a separate 14 national holidays celebrated in Bali in 2013.

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