Nyepi ( A Silent Day) Celebration
Every year, there be a Silence day celebration that is commerated by Balinese Hindu to celebrate a Balinese Hindu new year that is held in every March every year and similar to Indian festival, Ugadi.
Celebrations are centered on Bali and take two forms.
Firstly according to custom, the arrival of Spring is the time of year when the Lord of Hell sends all the devils to Bali, who must then be cleared out to purify the island before the new year begins. People then run through the streets of villages and towns, with their faces painted, making as much noise as they possibly can.
The evil spirits are driven away by the local people who make massive papier-mache effigies of the evil spirits called ‘Ogoh Ogoh’. The Ogoh Ogoh are then paraded through towns and villages while people with their faces painted make as much noise as they possibly can to scare the monsters away. In the evening the effigies are ceremoniously burnt, followed by dancing, drinking feasting and generally unabashed partying.
This noisy, brash festival is then followed by Nyepi, the Balinese “Day of Silence” also known as Seclusion Day. Nyepi, marks the start of the New Year and the arrival of spring. Beginning at 6 am and lasting until 6 am the following day, Nyepi is a day intended for self-reflection and anything that might disturb this is not allowed. This means no cooking or fires, no entertainment, no traveling and no work of any kind is permitted.
b Hotel Bali & Spa, Sunset Road, Kuta is pleased to celebrating the Silent day ceremony by providing for those who are looking for accommodation during Nyepi Celebration at package rate of IDR. 1.500.000 net per package.