Daily Offerings

Canangs are daily offerings for the spirits of Bali that express gratitude towards good Gods while warding off evil ones. You’ll come across these curious little hand-woven baskets made of banana leaves throughout the island. Their content includes an assortment of coloured flowers, rice and incense, but it’s not uncommon to find in them money, candy, biscuits and even cigarettes too. Every day new baskets with fresh flowers and gifts replace yesterday’s offerings.

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First Rice

At around 6 months of age, a Nepali baby will receive a special ceremony similar to a baptism, but one more closely tied to Nepalese traditions and beliefs. This celebration, aptly referred to as “The First Rice” ceremony brings together all members of the baby’s family as well as everyone in the village.

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