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Bali’s New Year’s, the Day of Silence

Bali’s New Year’s, the Day of Silence

Time to stay in, keep quiet and turn off the lights Bali is currently busy preparing another festivity in welcoming the Saka New Year 1941, known as Nyepi, which according to the Balinese calendar system will fall on Thursday, the 7th of March. The Balinese New Year is a celebration unlike anywhere else in the world. It falls on the day after the spring equinox and is a day of complete silence, self-reflection, meditation and fasting. On the actual day of Nyepi, which is the 3rd day of a 6-day festival, the entire Island is “closed”. The roads are off limit to all types of vehicles and even people walking, the airport is completely closed, all restaurants, […]

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