Nyepi 2014 – Bali New Year

Nyepi, literally means “Silence” is a festival in Bali that celebrates the coming of traditional New Year based on Saka calendar. Nyepi is a Hindu holiday, however is observed by every residence in the island including non-Hindu and foreigners.

When is Nyepi 2014?
Nyepi 2013 falls on Monday, 31 March 2014. The day after Nyepi, known as Ngembak Geni, falls on Tuesday, 1 April 2014. While traditional Nyepi observation is confined mostly to Bali, it is also observed as a public holiday in Indonesia.

When is Nyepi 2013?
Nyepi 2013 falls on Tuesday, 12 March 2013.

Nyepi 2014 Celebration
Nyepi, known also as “Day of Silence” is not really a tourist attraction since everyone on the Bali island is expected to observe silence on this day, from 6 am till 6 am in the next day. While tourist is free to do what they wish within hotel rooms, they are not allowed to be outside. So no entertainment, no traveling, and no one allowed in the beach.

Thus, most would-be tourist would prefer to avoid traveling to Bali on the Nyepi 2013. However, some would find it interesting and choose to go during Nyepi instead.

Happy Nyepi 2014

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