Nyepi Day

Nypei Day Bali

Bali's celebrates the Saka New Year as the Bali Day of Silence, an ultimately quietest day of the year, when all of the island's inhabitants abide by a set of local rules, which brings all routine activities to a complete halt. Roads all over Bali are void of any traffic and nobody steps outside of their home premises. The Balinese Hindus follow a ritual called the Catur Brala Penyepian, roughly the Four Nyepi prohibitions. These include amati geni or 'no fire', amati lelungan or 'no travel, amati karya 'no activity', and amati lelanguan 'no entertainment. No lights are turned on at night - total darkness and seclusion goes along with this new moon island-wide, from 06:00 to 06:00. No motor vehicles whatsoever are allowed on the streets, except ambulances and police patrols and emergencies. Airport and Harbors will be also closed out. For hotel guests, they are confined to their hotel premises, but free to continue to enjoying the hotel facilities as usual. Traditional community watch patrols or pecalang enforce the rules of Nyepi, patrolling the streets by day and night in shifts. Check in and check out is not allowed on this day.
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