Bali's Governor, Drs. Dewa Beratha, has formally written to the Minister of Transportation and the Minister of Foreign Affairs together with 50 other government agencies in Jakarta to advise them that Bali's airports and seaports will be closed for a 24-hour period on March 19, 2007 for the celebration of Hari Nyepi - the official day of silence and solitude that marks the New Year of 1929 on the Balinese calendar.
"The temporary closure of the Ngurah Rai International Airport for 24-hours on Monday, March 19, 2007, will mark the ninth time since 1999 that the airport has been closed (for Nyepi)", explained Drs. Putu Ardhana, the Head of Baliís Transportation office.
In a proclamation dated October 18, 2006, six months prior to Nyepi, the Governor announced the closure of Bali's airport to all airlines operating to and from Bali.
During the period from approximately 6:00 a.m. on Monday March 19, 2006 to 6:00 a.m. the following morning the airport will be closed to all domestic and international flight operations.
For more information on Nyepi observances in Bali, please follow the link below.
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