A Day Of Si­lence

Expatriate Lifestyle - - March Travel News -

In­stead of fire­works and fan­fare, cel­e­brate the Ba­li­nese New Year the way the lo­cals do: in si­lence. Also known as Nyepi, the Ba­li­nese New Year falls on 28 March and in­volves an is­land-wide pu­rifi­ca­tion through a 24-hour pe­riod of si­lence. Dur­ing this time there can be no fire, travel, en­ter­tain­ment or noise; and as long as you don’t leave your ho­tel, th­ese rules are re­laxed for tourists. En­joy the spe­cial two-night Nyepi pack­age at Ayana ho­tels where you can watch the ‘ogoh-ogoh’ pa­rade of ghoul­ish paper maché stat­ues, in­dulge in a therapy pool treat­ment and have a pic­nic on the re­sort’s lawns.

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