Nyepi Day (March)
Observed as a public holiday in Indonesia, Nyepi is known as The Day of Silence, centred around fasting and meditation. Recognised as Bali’s ‘New Year’, the island’s bustling roads fall quiet and residents and visitors alike are expected to follow the rules of the day from 6am until 6am the next morning, which includes not visiting beaches, restaurants, or going outside at all, with even Bali’s main airport closing its doors for the day. Encouraging self-reflection for Balinese people, it is a truly beautiful day that celebrates the essence of slowing down and connecting more deeply with oneself and God. The evening before Nyepi sees parades along the streets whilst the day after sees a host of varying social activities, with friends and family coming together.
Where: Across Bali