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Offline for Balinese Nyepi Celebration

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I will be forced offline for 24 hours.. The providers are actually forced turn off all service.  So no TV, internet or VOIP calls until Friday.

 

Nyepi

The day of silence across Bali

The month of March brings Nyepi - the day of silence throughout the whole of Bali. In the Balinese lunar calendar (Saka), Nyepi is New Year's Day. It is a day wholly dedicated to rest, staying in, turning off the lights and keeping quiet for 24 hours. It is one of the biggest and most unique ceremonies of the year, where staying in and resting is enforced by law. It is practiced island-wide where the Balinese dedicate an entire day to introspection and spiritual cleansing. No businesses are open, no transport is allowed on the roads (except for emergency services) the airport even shuts down for 24 hours. Nyepi is a sacred day to give the island a break from 364 days of human activity, so Bali can replenish and recharge for the new year.

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Cool idea. Totally unplug for a day. Maybe we should do it more than once a year! 

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We were in Bali for Nyepi a few years back. Definitely a nice idea having that day of downtime.


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