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NYEPI 2018

On Friday 16th March, one day prior to Nyepi Day, the Balinese "Day of Silence”, most Hindu Balinese villages make Ogoh-Ogoh, demonic statues made of richly painted bamboo, cloth, tinsel, and Styrofoam symbolizing negative elements or malevolent spirits or even characters from Hindu mythology. After the ogoh-ogoh have been paraded around the village, they are burned in the cemeteries.

This noisy festival is then followed by Nyepi, meaning “to keep silent”, which marks the start of the Balinese New Year. The entire Island comes to a standstill, with no scheduled incoming or outgoing flights from Ngurah Rai airport in Denpasar (DPS). This means no entertainment, no traveling is permitted. The only people to be seen outdoors are the Pecalang, traditional security men who patrol the streets to ensure the prohibitions are being followed.

The guests are free to do what they want inside the hotel but nobody is permitted onto the beaches or streets.

See you next year on 7th March 2019 to experience this magical day with us.