Friday, March 31, 2017
Beautiful Indonesia: Melasti Ceremony
The Melasti Ceremony occures a few days before the Balinese New Year Nyepi and is a purification ritual. This ceremony is marked with the devout Balinese Hindus wearing white and making a pilgrimage to a body of water, usually the sea, in a self-cleansing process to rid the body and the universe of all bad things. It is a gorgeous ceremony to watch with the white cloths and the colorful items used in the ceremony as well as the music that is played along the way. Balinese culture truly is a beautiful thing to witness.