My Family Feast

My Family Feast

The Balinese
Season 1  |  Episode 12  |  SBS  |  July 22, 2010

Every year the Balinese Community of NSW gets together to celebrate Galungan - a cultural and religious holiday that marks the beginning of the most important religious ceremony in Bali. Galungan occurs every 210 days and lasts for ten days. Sean Connolly joins the recently elected president of the community, Ode Srijaya and his wife Putu, for the festivities that involve preparation of a feast, weaving of banten (baskets upon which food offerings are presented) and an offering to the ancestors at a temporary outdoor shrine.

Every year the Balinese Community of NSW gets together to celebrate Galungan - a cultural and religious holiday that marks the beginning of the most important religious ceremony in Bali. Galungan occurs every 210 days and lasts for ten days. Sean Connolly joins the recently elected president of the community, Ode Srijaya and his wife Putu, for the festivities that involve preparation of a feast, weaving of banten (baskets upon which food offerings are presented) and an offering to the ancestors at a temporary outdoor shrine.

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