Indonesia 7 December: Bali
Celebration of Saraswati Day - Day of Knowledge
Saraswati Day is a traditional Balinese holiday to celebrate the day when knowledge is given by God to humans through the goddess Saraswati.
Like many Balinese holidays, Saraswati Day is held every six months, on Saturday of the last week in the Balinese calendar system.
The day is celebrated by making offerings and praying, in temples, schools, offices and at home.
In Bali every school has temple, and on Saraswati Day teachers and students offer rituals: singing mantras, dancing traditional dances.
Peace Run was invited by some schools as special guest to participate to the Saraswati Day ceremonies representing the Culture of Peace in teh Ceremonies.
Kanyaka one of the Balinese Peace coordinators share the Peace torch with children of the Paud Prasta Kindergarten before the start of the ceremony.
One of the teachers, called in Balinese language guru, observing the cermony, offering the Tirta holy water to the children.
We arrived at Sunari Loka Junior High School (Sekolah Menengah Pertama Sunari Loka) when the ceremony was staring. Sunari Loka is a Peace Run School Ambassador.
We arrived at the school SMNP 2 Kuta Selantan, one of the winners of the PMA (Peace Movie Award) 2019. We were received by the teachers and by Mr. I Made Priyana Ginada, who coordinated the team of the students videomakers.