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Balinese Custom

In Bali, one month after birth a baby's head is shaved
completely to chase all evil spirits away.

Where learned: Bali ; Indonesia

Keyword(s): PURIFICATION

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Birth
BELIEF -- Devil Demon
BELIEF -- Body part Senses Hair, on head, mustache, widow's peak
BELIEF -- Measure of time Month

Date learned: 00-00-1955

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Balinese custom

In Bali, persons who are to marry must remain in the house
for seven days to prevent bad luck.

Where learned: Bali ; Indonesia

Subject headings: 686 Seven / Sevenths / Several
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Marriage Before wedding
BELIEF -- Bad luck

Date learned: 00-00-1955

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Balinese custom

After death of a parent the children are not to wear the color
red for one year.

Where learned: Bali ; Indonesia

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Street Trip Relations between relatives, friends, host and guest Social class Rank
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Death Funeral Burial
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Measure of time Year
ART CRAFT ARCHITECTURE -- Dress
ART CRAFT ARCHITECTURE -- Color Design

Date learned: 00-00-1955

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Balinese Custom

One week after the wedding the groom brings pastries
to the bride's parent's home, a sign of acceptance.

Where learned: Bali ; Indonesia

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Street Trip Relations between relatives, friends, host and guest Social class Rank
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Marriage
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Measure of time Week Day Hour
Food Drink -- Pastry Sweet Dessert

Date learned: 00-00-1990

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Balinese custom

Every fifteen days the moon appears. Everyone must go to the
temple to give an individual silent prayer.

Where learned: Bali ; Indonesia

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Church
BELIEF -- Moon
BELIEF -- Prayer

Date learned: 00-00-1955

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Balinese custom

Nyepi is a holiday celebrated on March 21 with no function of
work. One must celebrate this holiday by talking, singing, and
dancing with friends and family. family.

Where learned: Bali ; Indonesia

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Festival
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Typical Elements of a Festive Pattern
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Movable Date

Date learned: 00-00-1955

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Balinese custom

One day out of the year a special yellow rice is prepared to
eat; at no other time can you eat this yellow rice.

Where learned: Bali ; Indonesia

Subject headings: Food Drink -- Typical menus for the various meals For meal hours, see F574.84. Special or festive meals
Food Drink -- Plant food Cereal

Date learned: 00-00-1955

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Balinese and Chinese custom

One month after the birth of a baby a bracelet is placed on
the baby for good luck and good health.

Where learned: Bali ; Indonesia

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Birth
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Measure of time Month
BELIEF -- Means of Causing or Avoiding Illness
BELIEF -- Good luck

Date learned: 00-00-1955

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Balinese custom

If water is drunk from a brook or stream that appears to be
magical, it looks like lard, it is called Sleeping Water which
brings great wealth, happiness and health.

Where learned: Bali ; Indonesia

Keyword(s): WATER

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Water
BELIEF -- Running water Large current.
BELIEF -- Running water Small current.

Date learned: 00-00-1955

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Balinese custom

If snakes appear at a temple and you kill one, if it is a
snake of one of the God's, a God will come down and kill you
in a horrible way within twenty-four hours.

Where learned: Bali ; Indonesia

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Gods
BELIEF -- Animal
BELIEF -- Church
BELIEF -- Measure of time WeekDayHour

Date learned: 00-00-1955

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Balinese custom

The land of Bali is Gods' island, the gods own and operate
everything. It is known as the Gods' paradise.

Where learned: Bali ; Indonesia

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Gods
BELIEF -- Formation
BELIEF -- Explanation of a name
SPEECH -- Folk etymology
SPEECH -- Place

Date learned: 00-00-1955

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Balinese belief

When one dies no cat can go near the corpse, it may bring the
dead back alive.

Where learned: Bali ; Indonesia

Keyword(s): Resurrection

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Death Funeral Burial
BELIEF -- Mammal

Date learned: 00-00-1955

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Balinese custom

If a set of twins are born, a boy and a girl, one of the
babies must be given away or left out on the street for three
days until someone else takes it.

Where learned: Bali ; Indonesia

Subject headings: 686 Properties attributed to specific numbers or numerals individually.
686 Seconds / Twice / Two
686 Thirds / Thrice / Three / Triple
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CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Street Trip Relations between relatives, friends, host and guest Social class Rank
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Birth
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Measure of time Week Day Hour

Date learned: 00-00-1955

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Balinese custom

To bring back dead spirits one must place a white box on a
table with a pencil through the middle of the top towards the
bottom and meditate to talk to the dead.

Where learned: Bali ; Indonesia

Subject headings: Spirit / Mind / Body
BELIEF -- Ghost Spirit Phantom Specter
BELIEF -- Color

Date learned: 00-00-1955

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