Balis famous temple ceremonies can wreak havoc on business
and retail hours. Though most shops in the major tourist areas are
open from 10 am till 8 p.m., six days a week (seven in shopping
centres and hotels) sometimes a shop is closed for no apparent reason
- BUT there is a reason, the shopkeeper has a ceremony to attend.
Restaurants start serving from 7 a.m. or so until midnight. Government
offices and banks operate from 8 am till 3 p.m., Monday to Thursday,
and 8 am till 12 p.m. on Fridays.