Bali Discovery Tours: Homepage
Bali Hotels, Bali Villas and Bali News from balidiscovery.com
Home Bali Contact Bali Practicalities Bali News Bali Services Bali Transportation Bali Sports Bali Excursions Bali Villas Bali Hotels
Home · News · There’s a Kind of Hush, All Over the Isle
Bali Hotels, Bali Villas and Bali News from balidiscovery.com
Bali Hotels
Bali Villas
Special Deals!
Packages
MICE Handling
Bali Excursions
Culinary - Dining
Guided Tour
Bali Spas
Bali Sports
Diving
Golf
Bali Transportation
Car Rental - Selft Drive
Private Jet Charter
Bali News
Bali Services
Bali Practicalities
Bali Contact
Bali Career
Home
 
Bali Update
Subscribe to our free weekly newsletter!
 
PATA header
PATA Gold Award 2007
Bali Update
PATA Gold Award Winner 2007
 
Bali Contact
Bali Discovery Tours
Komplek Pertokoan
Sanur Raya No. 27
Jl. By Pass Ngurah Rai,
Sanur, Bali, Indonesia

Tel:
++62 361 286 283

Fax:
++62 361 286 284

U.S.A. Fax:(toll free)
1-800-506-8633

U.K. Fax:
++44-20-7000-1235

Australian Fax:
++61-2-94750419

24h:
++62 812 3819724

Bali Discovery

SITE PATA ASITA
Bali News

There’s a Kind of Hush, All Over the Isle

Bali Government Issues Guidelines for 'Nyepi' - the Official Day of Silence March 26, 2009.


Bali News:
Click Image to Enlarge

(1/31/2009)

The Bali Government Tourist Office has issued a set of guidelines for local residents and visitor that must be observed on Nyepi - the absolute day of silence that will mark the dawn of a new year on the Bali-Hindu calendar.

On Wednesday evening, March 25, 2009, streets across the island will be clogged by revellers out in force to watch teams of young men from local banjars parade large Papier-mâché floats through the streets. Police will maintain a high profile presence in order to contain any excesses by parade participants and spectators who are often "well-oiled" with rice wine.

The Silence Falls

Somewhat worse for wear, the celebrants will eventually find their way back to the village homes before 6 a.m. on Thursday morning, March 26, 2009, when local rules dictate that island residents must enter into a 24-hour period of silent reflection during which:

• No lights may be lit.

• No work may be performed.

• No amusements enjoyed.

• Silence must be maintained.

• People must not venture outside the sealed and silent quarters.

The silence remains in absolute effect for 24-hours until 6 a.m. on Friday morning, March 27, 2009.

Tourism to Come to a Standstill

Tourist visitors and non-Balinese residents of the island are expected to heed local tradition which brings the entire island to a ghost-town-like standstill.

• Hotel service staff will be compelled to stay at their place of employment during the 24 hour period as travel between home and job will not be possible.

• All roads across the island will fall silent and be available for use only by emergency vehicles.

• Hotel guests must stay on their hotel grounds throughout the 24 hour period during which they will be able to enjoy most hotel facilities and services. Guest rooms windows will have their curtains drawn and outside lighting at hotels will be dimmed or extinguished during the Nyepi period.

• Bali's Ngurah Rai Airport will be closed with no flight operations allowed during the 24 hour period. Technical and emergency landings will be permitted, including medical evacuation flights, but crew landing at the airport between 6 a.m. on March 26 until 6 a.m. the following morning will not be allowed to leave the airport terminal.

• All Bali sea ports will be closed during the 24 hour Nyepi period.

• The once monthly tsunami alarm testing that occurs at 10 a.m. on the 26th of each month will not take place on March 26th.

Related Activities

A one of its kind activity, many visitors actually flock to Bali to enjoy the unique experience of seeing an island of 3 million inhabitants go absolutely silent for 24 hours.

If you're planning a visit during this period, here's some related activities you won't want to miss:

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Meklyis or Melasti. Processions of Balinese Hindus across the island bearing effigies from their temples to the ocean for purification ceremonies on Kuta and Sanur beach.

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Tawur Agung Kesanga Ceremony. Sacrificial rites are held starting from 12 noon to appease spirits of the underworld followed by ogoh-ogoh parades in the evening of large Papier-mâché effigies resembling evil spirits through local streets.

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Nyepi the celebration of the Icaka New Year 1931. The Day of absolute silence.

Friday, March 27, 2009

Med-Medan - a traditional celebration held in Banjar Kaja, Sesetan, South Denpasar that sees young unmarried men and women gather in a local square to douse each other with water and exchange furtive kisses. Thought to bring good luck, the fun starts at around 3 p.m..


© Bali Discovery Tours. Articles may be quoted and reproduced if attributed to http://www.balidiscovery.com.

       

 
Bali News by Bali Update
Subscribe to the Bali Update
Receive the latest news from Bali by email!



Our [Privacy Statement] explains how we handle the data you are providing.

 
Bali News by Bali Update
Explore the Archive of the Bali Update
Find related articles in our news archive!




or try to use Google Search :

Home · Bali Hotels · Bali Villas · Bali Excursions · Bali Sports · Bali News · Site Map · RSS

Bali News: More News
Time to Sign Up for Bali Triathlon
Registrations at Record Levels for 10th Herbalife Bali International Triathlon
(6/18/2017)
Balinese Culinary Experience at The Ayodya Resort Bali
Balinese Culinary Experience at Ayodya Resort Bali Thru July 18, 2017
(6/19/2017)
4th Bali & Beyond Travel Fair
Minister of Tourism Thinks Bali & Beyond Travel Fair Missing Out on Competition
(6/18/2017)
Go Fly A Kite
New Rules for Sanur Kite Festival July 22-23, 2017
(6/18/2017)
Good for What Ails Indonesia
Bali Doctors Speak Up for the Revitalization of National Unity
(6/18/2017)
Bali Via its Back Door
Banyuwangi: Faster Air Access to West and Northwest Bali
(6/18/2017)
An End to Festivities
Inaugural Gianyar Youth Festival 2017 Suddenly Closed and Cancelled by Police on June 17, 2017
(6/18/2017)
Not Home for the Holidays
8 Die When Small Tourist Bus Traveling from Bali to Gilamunuk Collides with Large Truck
(6/18/2017)
Bali, Inc.?
Tourism Ministry Promotes Bali’s ITDC as a Regional Center for Trade and Finance
(6/18/2017)
Japan Airlines Makes Cautious Return to Bali
After Almost 7 Years Absence, Japan Returns to Bali Temporarily with 3 Charter Flights
(6/18/2017)
Weak Enforcement in the Face of Illegal Money Changers
At least 150 Illegal Money Changers Still Operating in Bali as they Ignore Police Raids and Business Closures
(6/18/2017)
Bali Hai II Refit
Bali Hai II Undergoing Major Refit and Docking October 12 - December 22, 2017 – Replacement Cruises Announced
(6/18/2017)
All [News]!