Good Day or Bad Day in Bali.
Kajeng Kliwon is such a sacred day that many Balinese decide to pay a visit to holy men: shamans or priests. In so doing they seek to acquire holy water, medication or instruction related to the development of psychic power. Some prefer going to the temples to pray, meditate or conduct ascetic practice to gain certain psychic power. Kajeng Kliwon is often associated with anything mystical and psychic in nature. For Balinese, this day exerts eeriness upon each soul. Before the introduction of electricity, the villagers were afraid to go out at night as demonic supernatural beings were lurking to subject them to danger. Scary stories related to Kajeng Kliwon spreads over various milieus in Baiinese community, such as fire flying across cemetery, goblins appearing at the village border and the like.
Kajeng KIiwon in sasih keenem (around June-July) is even more frightening. The dry season will soon be replaced by the wet one and many people fall sick because of climatic change. They organize a ceremony to drive away evil spirits lurking at the crossroads or in the places believed to be eerie. They credit this period of time, sasih keenem, with marauding demonic spirits, so the ceremony needs to be conducted to prevent them from being a victim of these forces. Hence, Kajeng KIiwon is full of both magical rites and enlightening power to maintain the well-being of the universe and harmony among all creatures.