Ngejot, a lasting sharing tradition in Bali

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A temple in Lan Puseh village, Bali. (Source: Ministry of Religion RI)

Jakarta, IO – The 2021 World Giving Index named Indonesia as the most generous country in the world. Cultural factors are said to be one of the reasons. This habit that all Indonesians tend to have can be seen from any point of view: religion, region, ethnicity and others.

The island of Bali is one of them. It does not only have a beautiful land, but also a variety of unique and interesting cultures and traditions. One of them is “Ngejot” which means giving.

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I Gusti Ngurah Sudiana, rector of State Hindu University I Gusti Bagus Sugriwa (UHN Sugriwa) said the tradition is usually practices by Balinese people by giving food to others. He said this was done as a form of friendship and brotherhood as fellow human beings.