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PattyCake

Funerals

by PattyCake »

I've heard that tourists sometimes attend funerals in Bali because they're such a spectacle. Is this considered disrespectful? Or are they so open, that it's ok to have outsiders at a funeral? I know this is an odd question, but I enjoy seeing different sorts of religious rituals when I travel, as I feel it adds to my own spirituality. I'm always very polite and respectful. Any input appreciated.

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drobert360

RE: Funerals

by drobert360 »

My experience has been in open highways. We were informed by our driver that a funeral procession would delay our trip for about an hour as we were stopped in a traffic jam as they passed our small van (yes we were in in gridlock).  This happened twice during our week stay. 

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peter knight

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by peter knight »

Been to Bali 3 times. Did not attend a funeral but I saw that some tourists did. It is not disrespectful if you go, but ask a tour guide to arrange for you to visit. However, there is no time table for these events.

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drobert360

RE: Funerals

by drobert360 »

There is not a time-table but there is awareness of the short-term timing of the event; apparently known by most locals (road closures are known in advance).  One of the funerals we saw was "a village" funeral (there is a lengthy explanation for this event ... in short, a person of means passes and his passing funds the costs for many villagers who could not afford an expensive funeral arrangement ... in our case 30+ individuals, some who had passed more than 3 years prior to this event).  Quite interesting.

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chichi

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by chichi »

I wouldn't worry about it. As the others have said, you'll likely just see a funeral and nobody will be upset about outsiders being them. Ask around

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mirgshashi123

RE: Funerals

by mirgshashi123 »

In Response to Re: Funerals:[QUOTE]

My experience has been in open highways. We were informed by our driver that a funeral procession would delay our trip for about an hour as we were stopped in a traffic jam as they passed our small van (yes we were in in gridlock).  This happened twice during our week stay. 


Posted by drobert360[/QUOTE]

i would like to suggest whenever go outside take all details related that place you have decided to go that will be good for best traveling.

 

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mirgshashi123

RE: Funerals

by mirgshashi123 »

Hi i am shashi  i love traveling and explore new places to remove all anxiety and stress  

 

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jimipoter

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by jimipoter »

I visited Bali but I have never attended its any funeral. I would like to say here that I visited this place three times in my life. Maybe when I visited this place that time had never any person died here. So that's why I never attend here this kind of thing ever. 

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