Odalan

Temple Ceremony / Odalan Bali is known as an island with a thousand temples. It is easy to find a temple ceremony everywhere at anytime. One of the ceremonies is called odalan. Odalan is a celebration of the day when the temple was built. Since Bali calendar occur in 210 days and Bali has lots of temple, no wonder if you will find odalan during your visit in Bali. Some odalan ceremonies …

Otonan

A birthday is a special day for most people around the world.  People celebrate a birthday with either a small or a big party.  Most of them hope that they have an unforgettable birthday party at least once in their lifetime.  How about Balinese people?  Do they celebrate birthdays?  What does a birthday mean to them? Most Balinese do not celebrate their birthdays like Western …

Metatah, Tooth Filing Ceremony

Metatah, mepandes or mesangih are the local words for tooth filing ceremony, one of the important ceremonies in Balinese life. The ceremony is performed for Hindu Balinese when they come of age. Even though, it doesn’t mean that this ceremony must be done as soon as the children had reach his/her puberty. Many Balinese have this ceremony done after few years, even after they got …

Long Table Dinner with Janet DeNeefe

Janet DeNeefe’s annual Long Table Dinner returns to Casa Luna in a celebration of the extraordinary healing properties of Bali’s herbs and spices. Held every year in July and December, the Long Table Dinners allow guests to enjoy an exciting feast of Balinese specialties to a limited audience. The vegan menu focuses on native plants, flowers and fruits from the Casa Luna garden and includes …