Nyepi, the Balinese Day of Silence, holds profound significance in the Balinese Hindu calendar. It marks the Balinese New Year and is a day of self-reflection, purification, and spiritual renewal.
The day begins with lively processions, cleansing rituals, and vibrant Ogoh-Ogoh parades the night before, symbolizing the banishment of evil spirits
Nyepi is notably one of the few holidays that combine silence with various restrictions on activities. It is a unique celebration in that the entire island of Bali in Indonesia comes to a standstill, with no work, travel, or entertainment permitted.
Though ALL should adhere to the regulations to respect the culture in Bali, some exceptions can still be made. Emergencies such as giving birth, illness that need immediate care, etc are still allowed. Hospitals and police stations are also open during this day.
The sky becomes very clear at night during Nyepi, that you could see A LOT of stars without any equipment needed. This is due to less activities during the day that it has a very low level of pollution, hence the clear and bright sky.
If you happen to stay in Bali during Nyepi, we recommend you to buy your food in advance three to four days before Nyepi. This is because you will be unable to go out for food during Nyepi and three to four days before to avoid overcrowded Minimarkets.
As for 2024, Nyepi will occur on 11th of March. You might need to take note and prepare yourself. Furthermore, DUNE Sales & Marketing will stop operating for the day and will continue the day after.