A Day of silence : Nyepi

March 1st, 2016 | by TheJourneyMagz
A Day of silence : Nyepi
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Knows as the Day of silence, is an annual event that observed to celebrate Balinese New Year. On March 9, 2016 is the next Nyepi Day in Bali. It observed annually from 06.00 A.M. until 06.00 A.M. the following morning.

It’s a 24 hours prohibition, were all restaurants, stores, and businesses throughout the island are closed, including the international airport of Ngurah Rai. The only exceptions granted are for emergency vehicles carrying those with life–threatening conditions. Although Nyepi is primarily a Hindu holiday, but non Hindu residents of Bali observe the day of silence as well, event tourists are not exempt.

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For the Balinese Hindu people is a day reserved for self–reflection or self-introspection to decide on values, eg humanity, love, patience, kindness, and all of other good things that should kept forever. On Nyepi day the is world expected to be clean and starts as new.

There are 4 main restrictions called Catur Brata Penyepian on this day, which are “amati geni”, no lighting fires; “amati karya”, no working; “amati lelanguan”, no entertainment; and “amati lelungan”, no travelling. The Hindus will also doing a 24 hours fasting on this day. They stay at home with families doing meditation and try avoiding any kind of noise.

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