Selamat Tahun Baru (Happy New Year) !

Happy New Year 2009

Happy New Year 2009 !  Bonne Année !  Prosit Neujahr !  And for me here in Bali, it’s Selamat Tahun Baru in Indonesian.

Happy New Year 2009

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You could not go through any village or town here without seeing stands upon stands of colorful noisemakers and hats for New Year’s Eve.  Long tubes with paper dragons or roosters on the ends, conical hats and other fun paper decorations.  Men walk around carrying wooden sticks overflowing with them, hop on their bicycles still holding them and go up and down the streets – a true stand on wheels.  Can you notice the bicycle wheel in the picture below left – you can hardly see the man and his bike underneath all of the colorful paper and strings.

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Happy New Year 2009

Happy New Year 2009

Did you notice the boy hiding behind his mother in the above photo?

Happy New Year 2009

6 Responses to “Selamat Tahun Baru (Happy New Year) !”

  1. Stéphanie says:

    Happy new year to you. J’ai l’impression qu’elle commence bien.
    Les couleurs sont magnifiques!!!!
    Bon voyage!

  2. Steve says:

    Amazing! I was so surprised to see all those typical New Year’s noisemakers and hats in Bali. Who’d a thought! And so much cooler than New York horns. Those trumpet like noisemakers, etc. So cool. As always, thanks so much for sharing your amazing experienes with us. And thanks for pointing out the cutest little boy hiding behind his mom. Definitely would have mssed him. And holy moly, how did that one bike carry so much stuff? Very cool indeed. Selamat tahun baru to you too. Happy New Year everyone!

  3. florence says:

    Une année 2009 qui sera remplie de gout et de couleurs, donc?!
    Aproveite. Quelle chance d’être là-bas, tout là-bas.
    Feliz ano novo!!!

  4. Joy says:

    Congratulations on your Weblog Award nomination! It is the breakfast hour on the East Coast of the good ole USA right now, and I am officially famished after viewing the pix of your banana macadamia chocolate chunk cookies. I’d give anything to trade my sub-par bowl of cheerios for a bowl of your granola, which looks and sounds just amazing! Prospero Ano to you and yours’!

  5. Marie-Isabelle says:

    Toutes ces couleurs…de Bali bien sûr ! mais aussi de chez nous…
    C’est superbe, tellement riche et artistique !
    La vie foisonne de toutes parts et on a l’impression de pouvoir toucher toutes ces douceurs qui constituent à elles seules un paysage plein de reliefs !
    Bonne Année !
    Chance, bonheur et réussite…surtout pour ce blog !

  6. Jenn says:

    Happy New Year, Kerrin! This looks like such a fun celebration. Love the photos of the local children and their noisemakers!

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