Bali’s Cultural Calendar / Full Moon

Monday, August 07, 2017

The full moon on the island of Bali is known as purnama and it is considered an auspicious day to host religious ceremonies and temple festivals. The Balinese believe that the full moon is a propitious time when the Gods descend to earth and bestow their blessing.

Literally hundreds of ceremonies are held across the island every month on this sacred occasion to satisfy and honour the Gods with offerings of food, fruit and flowers. The Balinese themselves undergo purification by performing various rituals using holy water, incense smoke, petals and rice grains.