Nyepi, The Day of Silence

The Day of Silence, also known as Nyepi, is the start of Caka – the Bali year. It would take place on March, 9th 2016.

This is a religious ceremony that consists in hiding the presence of human lives by making no sound and turning no light on, in order to make the bad spirits go back to their grave. Also, it is a day of introspection, reflection and complete privation for Balinese families.

No traffic is allowed, not only cars but also people, who have to stay in their houses. You will see Bali as never before, the whole island is basically transformed into a ghost town and to make sure nobody break the rules, the Pecalangs (traditional Balinese security men) control and check for street security, but also to stop any activities that disturb Nyepi.

For most tourists and expats, Nyepi can be an inconvenience, but it can also be an amazing experience to live. It is a great time to sleep, read a book, and spend a day with your family or simply a delightful excuse to do absolutely nothing.

Don’t forget to enjoy the Ogoh-Ogoh ceremony so you can make as much noise as it is humanly possible in order to scare off all evil spirits and prepare yourself to a great day of silence. You can also take advantage of the wifi during those 24h of calm and chill to glance at our offers ?

Nyepi is a unique experience, and there is no other day like it anywhere else in the world.

 

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