What to do or to expect during Galungan
During Galungan, some local restaurants ride the rising demand for Balinese food by offering specials on all sorts of native dishes. This is a great time to try Balinese food for the first time, if you can stomach the herbs and spices! On the downside, many places will be closed for Galungan or operate in a shorter time of service.
One thing you must remember, as the Balinese calendar follows a 210-day cycle, Galungan happens twice a year roughly every six months. Check to see if your trip will coincide with Galungan to be better prepared. You might want to reserve a hotel in Bali early for these dates, as holiday-goers from all over the world are making Galungan plans of their own.
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