Pagerwesi is the day when the Balinese strengthen their mind and soul against evil forces. The word Pagerwesi means “iron fence” and reflects the purpose of this important event; it is the day to strengthen one’s fortifications against evil. Pagerwesi day reminds people to be wise and more aware of the function and power or knowledge. During Pagerwesi, people make special offerings and it can all be seen all around Bali Island. It is also an excellent time to witness some fascinating and unique gamelan and dance performances which are an integral part of religious festivities.