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Nyepi, Bali's Day of Silence - What you need to know - The Traveloguer Travel Blog
Travel in Bali during Nyepi, the Day of Silence for the Balinese New Year If you are heading to Bali in the next few days, read on to find out how to experience Nyepi, and what to expect during the day of silence! Thinking of going back to Bali conjured up memories of great food, peaceful monkey-filled streets and of course, rowdy middle aged Aussies having the time of their lives in Kuta’s bars and clubs. What I didn’t consider, and what you definitely should – is that the Island of Bali celebrates Nyepi, the Balinese new year and Hindu celebration, by shutting down and having a DAY OF SILENCE. The Balinese new year is celebrated over six days. On the third day, there is Nyepi, the day of silence. The island comes to a halt. There are no flights scheduled, no one can leave or enter Bali at this time. Everything is closed and no light is meant to be lit. Hotels have leeway on this, due to the tourists, but they cover their windows and there are a minimal number of staff working. No one is allowed to drive or walk around, and everyone is meant to stay …