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Bali Prepares to welcome Nyepi, the Day of Silence, on 17 March

The exhilaration of deafening sounds filling the streets of Bali will make way for 24 hours of pure silence the following day. Parading and dancing form the décor of what is for many, the introduction to chase away the bad spirits and welcome the new one. A revolution from night to light marks the arrival of Nyepi, the Day of Silence

Local custom requires that all people in Bali observe a day of silence from the morning on 17 March at 06:00 hrs | 6 AM until 06:00 hrs | 6 AM the following day. Residents have to stay indoors, make no noise and switch off all lights for the duration of this period. Major hotels generally permit their guests full use of their various outlets with the understanding that guests will not venture outside the property. Bali’s only airport will also shut down during the entire Nyepi period.

In addition, all hotels around the holy Mount Bromo are closed from 16 March until late afternoon 17 March, seeing properties welcoming guests again on 18 March. With the majority of the ethnic minorities living around the caldera being Hindu, the announcement of seeing overnight partners closing their doors was recently received.

Aside that there are no flights arriving or departing Bali on that day, there will be no excursions operated and all shops and business will be closed. Asian Trails Indonesia office will be closed from Friday 16 March from 15:00 hrs | 3 PM local time and going back online on Monday, 19 March. Emergency services remain standing by in case needed as well our 24-hour emergency numbers remain available.

We thank you for your understanding during these days of silence on our Bali

Kindest regards


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