Keraton Jimbaran Beach Resort Celebrates Bali's Annual Nyepi Day of Sil
The annual Nyepi Day of Silence in Bali, Indonesia is commemorated on March 28, signifying the end of the old year and start of a new, pure world. A day of self-reflection and meditation where noises are kept to a minimum throughout the island, Nyepi is one of the most important and sacred holidays in the Balinese Hindu calendar. On Nyepi Day, all daily activities, noise and public transportation (including airplanes at Ngurah Rai International Airport) are put on hold for 24 hours, starting at 6 a.m. on March 28 to the following day at 6 a.m. The use of electricity is also limited and not a car or person is allowed on the street. This holiday is an extraordinary experience for visitors to find the entire island completely tranquil, enveloped with serenity and silence. Travelers are recommended to arrive two to three days prior to Nyepi Day in order to fully immerse into this holistic meditation experience.
Saturday 25 th March 2017
Melasti | Nyepi festivities start, Sacred temple objects are being carried to the sea for blessing and purification.
Monday 27 th March 2017
Nyepi Eve | Ogoh Ogoh Parades all over the island starting late afternoon, till late at night.
Tuesday 28 th March 2017
Nyepi Day - Day of Silence - complete 24h shutdown of the island beginning 6 am, including airport!
Wednesday 29th March 2017
6.am life goes back to (almost) normal, temple ceremonies and celebrations everywhere. Meditation and reflection. Please also be aware that on this day, shops and restaurants will start to open after 12.00 noon but most of them might remain closed.
Hotel Management & Staff appreciate your understanding in respecting & upholding Bali’s local culture and customs during this auspicious occasion & we look forward to you experiencing in silence “Hari Raya Nyepi” with us at Keraton Jimbaran Beach Resort.