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20 / 10 / 2017
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Thursday, October 19, 2017

Thousands attend a frugal mass cremation in Buleleng

Thousands of residents of the Sangsit Dauh Yeh customary village in Buleleng joined a mass cremation.

The ritual, known as a sawa karsian, is held once every five years and gives poorer residents an affordable way to cremate their deceased relatives. Cremation is an expensive affair in Bali. Households typically spend up to Rp 50 million (US$5,200) to organize a simple ngaben cremation ritual for the deceased. However, to participate in the sawa karsian ritual on Friday cost a family only Rp 1 million, paid to the customary village that organized the event.