Indonesia: Bali: March 28: Nyepi observed with silence

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Mar

Bali – Balinese New Year Nyepi will take place in Bali on 28 March. Tourists should stay in their accommodations, make no noise, and keep the shades drawn at night.  

Nyepi – Unique in this World

Contrary to several other cultures all around the world who celebrate the New Year with dynamic and sparkling festivities, the crowning point of the Balinese New Year 6 day celebration is a day dedicated to complete silence.

On the 3rd day the entire Island comes to a standstill, with no scheduled incoming or outgoing flights from Ngurah Rai airport in Denpasar (DPS).

This day is called Nyepi, meaning “to keep silent” and falls on the day after the dark moon of the spring equinox when the day and night are of approximately equal duration.

Hotels are asked to cover their windows, all shops are closed, all! No light or candle will be lit in any Balinese home, no cars on the road, no motorbikes, no people. It’s indeed a special experience, not only for the Balinese but also for all the visitors and tourists that are on Bali during Nyepi Day

https://www.bali.com/nyepi-day-of-silence.html