Ten days after Galungan Day, exactly on August 21, 2004.,
Balinese Hindu followers to celebrate the prosperity day
The day of Kuningan marks the elaborate temple festival
at Sakenan Temple, one of the big temples in Bali. Sakenan
Temple is located in Serangan Island, frequently called
Turtle Island, an ideal site for surfing.
The temple will be jam-packed by locals wearing traditional
Balinese costumes for three days. To reach the temple,
you can either go by boat, cars or bikes. You will pass
a bridge linking the Serangan Island and the south of
Denpasar. It takes only around 15 minutes drive to get
there. Many travel agents have taken their guests to the
island where they can watch the Balinese Hindu gathering
in the temple for ritual ceremonial purposes.
The Kuningan Day is the time for commemoration as the
ancestors return to the heaven after ten days dwelling
on earth and the Balinese express their gratitude to gods
for His mercy to the human races. Therefore, it is a time
for holiday, visiting each other and fun. Every village
in Bali will celebrate Kuningan in grand style, with colorful
festivals held at the temple in some parts of Bali Island.
The bamboo pole or locally called penjor, which has been
erected at the front of each house compound's entrance
gate since a day before Galungan is redecorated by taking
down the white clothes and substituted with the yellow
clothes, symbolizing the prosperity.
The Kuningan Day will provide an opportunity for travelers
to see ritual procession.