December 2019 Prime Plaza Suites Sanur - Bali E-news
Warmest greetings from Bali and welcome to our December e-newsletter. In this edition, we give you a sneak peek on what's happening in Bali as well as at Prime Plaza Suites Sanur - Bali.
If you are planning to travel to Bali in December, you will have a chance to witness one of a kind Balinese ceremony which celebrates the birth of education. As Christmas and new year is just around the corner, do not miss our Christmas and New Year Eve celebration! One of Bali’s biggest festivals will be also held in December, Denpasar Festival will be the finale event in the island to ring in 2020.
Holiday season is coming, it's certainly a great time to travel to Bali. Why not book a last minute holiday at the Suites? www.spps.pphotels.com
Cultural Event: Saraswati & Pagerwesi Day
In December 2019, Saraswati day falls on the 7th. This day is devoted to Dewi Saraswati, the Goddess of knowledge & education. Books, manuscripts and the holly Weda are blessed and certain offerings are made for them. Just like other religious days in Bali, there are also ritual activities before and after the day of Saraswati. The day before the Saraswati is called Pengeradanaan, a day to prepare everything that's needed for the celebration. Books are cleaned and properly arranged and the offerings are also prepared.
On Saraswati day, the Balinese make offerings to their books. Students celebrate at school, usually in the morning. The day after Saraswati is called Banyu Pinaruh. "Banyu" means water and "Pinaruh" means wisdom. The words mean that man must have wisdom, which always flows like water and is useful for mankind. Early in the morning of Banyu Pinaruh day, people will go to beaches, rivers and springs to purify themselves and pray for wisdom.
Four days after Saraswati day, Balinese will celebrate Pagerwesi day.
Pagerwesi is derived from the words: Pager (fence) & wesi (iron) or the day of “iron fence”. Pagerwesi day is dedicated to honor Siva, the God manifestation as the guardian of the universe, which is meant to ask for protection and prosperity. After people received knowledge on Saraswati day, Pagerwesi day is the day to show respect to teachers and the main Guru (God or Siva). Another correlation between Saraswati and Pagerwesi is that the knowledge must be protected from bad influences and misuse.
Denpasar Festival 2019
The Denpasar Festival is an annual festival in the city of Denpasar. This year, the cultural and culinary festival will take center stage from December 28th until December 31st, 2019 at ‘Catur Muka” area, which is a 15-minute drive from the Prime Plaza Suites Sanur.
Firstly known as “Gajah Mada Town Festival”, the creative citizens of Denpasar founded the festival in 2008, this inspired the municipal government to create the Gajah Mada Town Festival into a yearly event and renamed it the Denpasar Festival in 2010. This year’s celebration is going to be bigger than the previous years’ festivals. There will be traditional dance, theatrical shows, live music performances, cultural parades, an art exhibition and an array of culinary booths that will serve traditional and western foods. It’s one of the biggest festivals in Bali you shouldn’t miss! Make sure you add this cultural event to your schedule while having your end of year getaway in Bali.
Christmas Day Lunch
Celebrate Christmas with a festive celebration at our sister property Prime Plaza Hotel Sanur - Bali. Christmas will be celebrated at Sanur Harum Restaurant with an extensive buffet lunch. An International menu has been specially created by our award-winning chef for you to enjoy. From ravioli scented with cognac to poultry duck and beef medallions with a creamy mushroom sauce, a macaroon pyramid to blueberry clafoutis, and much more to choose from our sumptuous buffet. Santa will drop by with goodies from the children! There will be also live music performance and magician show! The Christmas Day Lunch is only at IDR 435.000 nett per person, kids 5-12 years old are half price! Start from 12.00 midday – 14.30 pm.
The Prime Plaza Hotel Sanur – Bali is just a few minutes drive from the Suites and we provide free shuttle service form 9 am to 6 pm. For further information and bookings, please e-mail to: email@example.com or dial +62 361 281781. This increasingly popular event, so make sure you reserve your table early.
New Year’s Eve Celebration At Prime Plaza Suites Sanur – Bali
To close out the year and welcoming in 2020, prepare yourself for a Balinese inspired Barbeque dinner dinner! Enjoy a selection of local delicacies specially created by our chef. An evening filled with entertainment and performances. Our New Year’s Eve dinner is at IDR 588.000 nett per person, kids 5 – 12 years old are half price! Or with flow drinks alcohol is also available at IDR 1.118.000 nett/person that includes: house wine, local beer, and cocktails or soft drinks).
For further information and booking, please e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org or dial +62 361 281781. This increasingly popular event is booking out fast, so make sure you reserve your table early.
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