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Nyepi Day – A Day of Silence
Nyepi Day – A Day of Silence 21. July 2016
Nyepi is a day of celebration by  the Hindu in Bali, Indonesia, also known as the Day of Silence as it is a day of silence, fasting and meditation for the Balinese. The next day after Nyepi will be celebrated as the Balinese New Year.

On Nyepi, streets will be closed to both pedestrians and vehicles. Nyepi is meant to be a day of self introspection thus anything that might interfere with this purpose will be restricted. It is a day of no entertainment where radio or TV is switched off. There will be no work; no travelling and most airport activities will be closed. Light is kept to a minimum or none at all. For some Balinese, they do not even talk or eat.

Most foreign business, companies and hotels in Bali respect the local culture and tradition. Whilst most visitors will choose to avoid Bali during Nyepi, some choose to visit Bali during the period because it is an interesting cultural experience. You can observe the Balinese prepare for Nyepi the days leading up to it, and also immerse yourself in the ceremonies the day after Nyepi when they celebrate their New Year.

You don’t have to worry if you happen to be in Bali on Nyepi Day. Most hotels in Bali will prepare a whole day of activities for guests to take part in. Alternatively, you might like to spend your day in silence, just like the Balinese.

 

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