Photo by Mast Irham/EPA/Corbis
Experience Bali's Galungan FestivalOne of the most important celebrations in Bali is Galungan. Beginning in or around late March, the festival symbolizes the victory of virtue (dharma) over evil (adharma). Hear the mysterious clangs of gamelan music; see women and girls in elaborate dress; and don’t miss the Barong Dance, in which young boys parade around as a dragonlike creature to fill the village with holiness.
This appeared in the January/February 2013 issue.