Hari Raya Nyepi: Bali

nyepiTomorrow in Bali it is Nyepi. This is the day of absolute silence for Hindu followers. No activity is done on this day, or amusements of any kind. No fire is lit on this day and night and no travelling is allowed to anywhere. Nyepi is the day of fasting and self introspection for the Hindu Balinese throughout Bali.

Bali on this day is in totally silence. There are no flights in and out of Ngurah Rai International Airport or other transportation. Night-clubs, restaurants, shopping places and other business activities are closed.

Even the normally bustling tourist centre of Kuta falls silent on Nyepi. The streets are deserted of cars and no one except those working for the emergency services are allowed to circulate. To ensure this is adhered to, the pecalang, security services, patrol the streets.