Saturday, January 23, 2010

Celebrate Pager Wesi in Kuta

The festival of Pager Wesi could be an interesting event for people staying in Kuta hotels in March.

Celebrating Sang Yang as the creator of the universes, the festival takes place across Bali twice a year and consists of lavish ceremonies in which the Balinese people make offerings to the supreme god.

Anyone with an interest in Balinese religion, which is a combination of local folk beliefs and Hindu influences from other areas of south-east Asia, is advised to experience Bali during Pager Wesi.

Islanders attempt to drive out bad spirits and encourage good ones by making offerings in every house, shop and temple on the island.

Balinese people believe that spirits are not seen, but are omnipresent, with good spirits dwelling in the mountains and bad demons living in the depths of the sea and on quiet beaches.

The religious beliefs of most people on Bali differ from those on mainland Indonesia, where Islam is the most popular faith.

As well as the chance to observe an important event on Bali's religious calendar, staying in Kuta during March will give holidaymakers an opportunity to experience one of Indonesia's most popular beach resort destinations.

Kuta is situated close to Bali's Ngurah Rai International Airport and just a short journey from the capital Denpaser.

The resort is known for its varied accommodation and long sandy beach, which attracts surfers from around the world.

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