Galungan is a Balinese holiday that signifies the victory of Virtue (Dharma) over Evil (Adharma). This important festival occurs every 210 days and lasts for 10 days. In preparation for the Galungan celebrations, each family makes a Penjor, a long and gracefully arching bamboo pole, to decorate the entrance to their home. Festooned with colourful flowers, fruit, unhusked rice and palm frond ornamentation, these gorgeous decorations create a very festive atmosphere in the street. On 19th May, South Kuta Beach organised a Penjor competition among the hotels and businesses in the area, ensuring that the display along Jl Kartika Plaza was better than ever.