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Hari Raya Nyepi - Nyepi Ceremony is a Hindu Day of Silence or the Hindu New Year in the Balinese Saka calendar. The largest celebrations are held in Bali as well as in Balinese Hindu communities around Indonesia. On New Year's Eve the villages are cleaned, food is cooked for 2 days and in the evening as much noise is made as possible to scare away the devils. On the following day, Hindus do not leave their homes, cook or engage in any activity. Streets are deserted, and tourists are not allowed to leave hotel complexes. No arrival nor departure flights at Ngurah Rai Airport in Denpasar - Bali. No tours activities...
Nyepi Day Calender :
Saturday, 05 March 2011 (Caka Year 1933)
Friday, 23 March 2012 (Caka Year 1934)
Tuesday, 12 March 2013 (Caka Year 1935)
Monday, 31 March 2014 (Caka Year 1936)
Saturday, 21 March 2015 (Caka, Year 1937)
Wednesday, 9 March 2016 (Caka Year 1938)
Tuesday, 28 March 2017 (Caka Year 1939)
Saturday, 17 March 2018 (Caka Year 1940)
Friday, 5 April 2019 (Caka Year 1941)
Wednesday, 23 March 2020 (Caka 1942)
Nyepi Day (Balinese New Year) is also determined using the Balinese calendar, the eve of Nyepi falling on the night of the new moon whenever it occurs around March/April each year. Therefore, the date for Nyepi changes every year, and there is not a constant number of days difference between each Nyepi as there is for such days as Galungan and Kuningan. To find out when Nyepi falls in a given year, you will need information on the cycles of the moon for that year. Whenever the new moon falls between mid-March and mid-April, that night will be the night of great activity and exorcism island-wide, while the next day will be the day of total peace and quiet, where everything stops for a day.
What should the visitors do during Nyepi Day or "Day of Silence" ? In accordance with local regulations, all visitors must remain within the property's premises during the Hindu New Year or Nyepi Day, from midnight of one day before Nyepi Day to early morning on the next day. Check-in and check-out will not be possible on Nyepi Day. Only very limited of lights may be considerable in the hotel's rooms whilst Balinese will have no light nor fire and make any noise all day and night.
source: Nyepi The Balinese New Year
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it has to be a good thing to respect the beliefs of others.