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No matter how far, how hot or how different it may be from where you usually celebrate it, as soon as the last week of the year approaches you start longing for Christmas. So even if you are in the tropical parts of the planet, as we are here, at Jiwa Damaiin sunny Bali, there are still things you can do to calm that wish of a white Christmas.

But since we’re pretty short on snow and Christmas trees, we’ve got our decorations on another beautiful tree, just close to the place we’ll have our Christmas dinner, almost as, or even better than in a colder climate.

Tropical Chrstiams - Jiwa Damai

Christmas it’s great in itself, who said you have to be freezing to enjoy it!

Tropical Chrstimas at Jiwa Damai

But we are in Bali and each year we also celebrate the Galungan – Kuningan. Therefore, our interns, volunteers and staff have prepared also a Balinese Penjor. Here are some pictures.

Volunteers and interns at Jiwa Damai

Find out more about the Balinese celebration here.

Volunteers and interns at Jiwa Damai 2

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For this years Galungan Celebration our head gardener Ketut built together with two of our volunteers the panjor which is erected at the entrance gate to Jiwa Damai.

Building the panjor

A huge Bamboo is cut and then decorate with all details along the stem and the top. A little alter is created to give offerings to the gods. The panjor remains put  for 3 weeks and looks very wonderful.

Tradition demands, that each house in the village  places one in front of their entrance.

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