Celebrated throughout the island of Bali once every 210 days, Galungan marks the beginning of Bali's most important religious ceremony. Symbolising the victory of good over evil, Galungan lasts for 10 days and means "When the dhamma is winning".
During this holiday the Balinese gods visit the Earth and leave on Kuningan, the last day of the holiday.
During Galungan, it is believed that the deified ancestors of the family descend to their former homes. According to the Balinese tradition, they must be entertained and welcomed. Prayers and offerings are to be made for them.
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