May 2nd, Saraswati Day, is a traditional Balinese holiday to celebrate the day when knowledge is given by God through the beautiful goddess Saraswati. Like many Balinese holidays, Saraswati day is held every six months (210 days), on Saturday of Watugunung (the last week in the Balinese calendar system) and is celebrated all over Bali. The day is celebrated by making offerings and praying at home, in temples, schools and offices. The Balinese also put offerings on their books and scriptures due to books and scriptures being classic sources of knowledge. Some people celebrate it by praying and singing holy songs and spells from Hindus Scriptures all night in the temple or in their house.
Despite having a reliable janitor, the operational management of Tanah Lot Tourist Attraction remains to get involved in keeping our environment clean. Through the Clean Friday program every friday in the morning, the entire staff and employee jointly clean up the tourist area located at Beraban village. Operations Manager of Tanah Lot, Ketut Toya Adnyana, said the beautty and sanitation of Tanah Lot was a major concern for tourists making a visit. Therefore, his party continued to undertake Clean Friday program. "Sanitation is one of the factors encouraging the development of Tanah Lot and Bali in general," he said.
Aside from involving all staff and employees, his party also took the stakeholders. They included the traders who were mostly local people from Beraban village. "The Clean Friday program is also intended to revive the spirit of mutual assistance and sense of belonging among the community, so that the Tanah Lot tourist attraction can be well-maintaned," he concluded.