A Balinese “baby shower” – Ceremony for the Baby 42 Days after Birth

Religion is very much integrated in Balinese society. In no other country in the world than in Indonesia so many religions live side by side. All the world's major religions are represented – some more than others: Christians, Hindus, Buddhists and Muslims celebrate and pray daily in churches, temples and mosques. Space for prayer and meditation can be found anywhere in Bali. Prayers and rituals are practiced early in the morning. There is no need for an alarm clock for those who live next to a temple or a mosque. Although such a parade can be annoying to late risers, it can be a powerful new day call to others. Sometimes you can hear beautiful melodies, which can make it easier to get up in the morning. At … (Continue reading)