The day commemorated as the victory day of “Dharma” (virtue) upon “Adharma” (evil) according to the old history of Bali. This day the Hindus thank the God and feel grateful for His blessing and for the creation of the earth and its contents.
There are several processions need to be done to celebrate Galungan Day:
Three days before Galungan is the penyekeban.
On this day, people begin to prepare the necessities for the Galungan ceremony. They collect fruits and store them in a special place until they get ripe.
Two days before Galungan is penyajahan.
People keep on maintaining awareness, patience of the soul in order to control the demons. People have to cook various kinds of Balinese cakes for the ceremony to come.
One day before Galungan is penampahan
This is the day to slaughter sacrificial animals like chickens, ducks or pigs. People cook them into various kinds of Balinese food, such as satay, soup, lawar (a special Balinese food made of meat or vegetables, mixed with coconut sauce).
On the Galungan day, Balinese Hindus go to temples and other holy places to pray. People are dressed in colorful Balinese costumes. Women carry the banten, while the men and the children walk with them.
One day after Galungan is manis galungan
On this day, Balinese Hindu communities usually visit their relatives, friends and neighbors. They forgive each other and remain together. It is also a day to relax and visit places of interest, after the long days of preparations for the celebration.