Type: Island Culture
Date: Tuesday, March 12, 2013-Tuesday, March 12, 2013
Location: Indonesia - Bali
Take part in the New Year tradition with the Balinese.
"Nyepi" or the Silent Day is part of the Hindus Ceremony. This holiday is the Balinese New Year called icaka New Year, the day of total silence throughout the island. On this day, lamps/fire, going to work, and leaving the house/hotel are not allowed.
No activity, no traffic at all on the roads, no fire may be lit for 24 hours. Great purification and sacrificial rites are held the day before so as to exorcize evil spirits from every corner of the island. No delight or amusement is permitted and streets outside will be closed to both pedestrians and vehicles. This will be a good day to spend indoors.