Archive for the ‘Culture’ Category

After several stays at Dajuma in the last 2 years, Natacha, an executive woman from France, decided to make a break in her hectic professional career by staying for 6 months in Dajuma. During this time she got more and more acquainted with the rich Balinese culture and traditions. She built a lot of friendly   Read More …

Categories: Culture, Dajuma, People

On March 31st, 2014, Dajuma celebrated Nyepi, the famous “Day of Silence” that is commemorated every Isaka Warsa (new year) in the Balinese calendar. Observed from 6 a.m. until 6 a.m. the next morning, Nyepi is a day reserved for self-reflection and as such, anything that might interfere like lighting fires (lights must be kept   Read More …

Categories: Beach, Culture, Dajuma

Last Monday, our guests (Natacha on the right, with her traditional Kebaya dress) were invited to participate in a special ceremony in Pekutatan village. Gandi, the son of our chief gardener Anom (smiling with the blue hat on the picture) went through his Rajasewala ceremony, an important ritual in the Hindu religion for all children,   Read More …

Categories: Culture, Pekutatan

This New Year celebration has been particularly festive at Dajuma. More than 50 guests enjoyed a delicious typical Balinese dinner served in the garden while 3 orchestras (Jeggog, Gamelan and Gongs) accompanied by Balinese dancers were playing. When midnight approached, all the guests were invited to come on stage to play with the musicians. After   Read More …