Ngejot

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Ngejot refers to the ritual of giving food to one's neighbours as a gesture of gratitude, usually during times of celebrations or holidays. Ngejot is predominantly performed in the province of Bali in Indonesia. The tradition of ngejot is practiced by both Hindu and Muslim communities. For Hindus, ngejot is held for Galungan[1] and Nyepi.[2][3] For Muslims, the tradition is practiced before Eid al-Fitr - the Muslim holiday commemorating the end of Ramadan. The Hindus give food in the form of lawar, an Indonesian pork dish. The ngejot tradition for Muslims in Bali is still maintained to this day, especially in rural areas.

The ngejot tradition, in India, symbolizes inter-religious harmony and the brotherhood between Hindus and Muslims.

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  1. ^ Komaneka. "Ngejot Tumpeng Anten – The Prayer of Newlyweds in Ubud". Retrieved 20 December 2014. 
  2. ^ Hogue, Thomas (2006-03-24). "In Bali, a holiday for the ears". The New York Times (New York: NYTC). ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2011-03-07. 
  3. ^ Onishi, Norimitsu (2011-03-06). "Silence Befalls Bali, but Only for a Day". The New York Times (New York: NYTC). ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2011-03-07. 

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