The island of Bali became increasingly busy during the buildup to the major rituals of Galungan and Kuningan that began on Oct. 23. Both traditional and modern supermarkets were swarmed by people stockpiling ingredients necessary to perform the rituals. The Galungan celebration this time is the second one this year after the previous one held in March. This is due to the Balinese Saka Calendar, which runs for 210 days each year, so it is common to see a Galungan celebration twice a year. And 'tis the season to go bananas in the market – literally, they bought a lot of bananas. Bananas and bamboo are two important ingredients in Galungan and Kuningan. ... Follow the link above for the whole article.