On the island of Bali, religion is tightly intertwined with everyday life. Temples and religious celebrations are plentiful. Locals adorn their places of work, home entrances, and street intersections with offerings called canang sari.
These banana leaf vessels are made on a daily basis and hold a large variety of items — everything from colorful flower petals and saffron-colored rice, to crackers, cigarettes, and coffee. They are set out with burning incense sticks and sprinkled with holy water several times per day.
We heard that the Balinese spend between 25-50% of their precious income on such offerings.
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