Bali... to be updated
Airport: Ngurah Rai International Airport
Local Language: Bahasa Indonesia
Fun Fact: Nyepi day is Bali day of silence. This unique festival is only celebrated on Bali. The whole island is shut down, no travel, no lights or technology and the whole island fast for 24 hours.
Nyepi, the Balinese New Year, is an unusual New Year Celebration. Instead of celebrating the New Year with fireworks and noisemakers, the deeply devout Balinese celebrate Nyepi in silence.
As the sun sets on the day before Nyepi, Balinese converge on the main crossroad of their respective villages in a raucous celebration known as Pengerupukan, where villagers in Bali carry ogoh-ogoh (monsters) symbolizing evil spirits that burden people's lives.
On the day of Nyepi itself, the Balinese stop all their activities, turn off all lights, refrain from entertainment, and fast the whole day. The silence of Nyepi is supposed to fool evil spirits, who will think the island is uninhabited and leave Bali in peace.
During Nyepi, tourists are requested to stay in their hotels for the whole day. Activity only picks up on the day after Nyepi, the day known as Ngembak Geni, as Balinese meet up to seek forgiveness from each other.
May to September when it is dry and sunny.
The wet season has occasional heavy rain but it won’t spoil your trip.