For many Christian families Ė Christmas celebrations would not be complete without attendance at worship services on the blessed day marking the Christ Child's birth.
As an annual holiday tradition, balidiscovery.com offers a unique once a year tour program certain to provide a life-long memory for island visitors wishing to celebrate Christmas as a family and among the fellow Christians in Bali.
Hidden away on the lush mountain slopes of Bali's westernmost mountains on the very border of the Bali Barat National Park are two picturesque communities - Belimbingsari and its near neighbor Palasari. These two villages were established in the late 1930's by Balinese who had converted to Christianity and who no longer felt at ease in the traditional setting of a traditional Balinese banjar. In the intervening years these two villages have flourished with Belimbingsari serving as home to a large Protestant community and their central place of worship while, just a few kilometers away, Roman Catholic Balinese live in a community built encircling their dramatic and architecturally eclectic church.
Oh Come, All Ye Faithful!
This exclusive Christmas morning offering includes an early morning pick up at any hotel in Bali, the air conditioned transportation and the services of a licensed guide to and from either Belimbingsari or Palasari, morning worship services, a Christmas morning brunch at the magnificent Taman Wana Resort and a scenic drive back to your hotel along Bali's rugged western coast.
While the ride to and from the services takes the better part of two hours each way, distance was never a problem for wise men and women seeking to honor the Child.
We hope youíll join us for a very special Balinese celebration of the special day!
Shown on balidiscovery.com is a painting by the late Balinese painter, I. Wayan Radjin's "Natal di Pulau Dewata" - depicting the birth of Jesus Christ in a Balinese setting. From the private collection of J.M. Daniels
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