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Silent Day

The Balinese New Year is called Nyepi Day, translated as Silent Day and is celebrated all across the island for a day and night. No activities are allowed on that day, including travelling, transport, work, sound, or light. For a day and night, the entire island falls utterly silent. A day before Nyepi Day, an evening parade of Ogoh-Ogoh is performed in the villages, and is symbolic in chasing away giants and evil spirits.

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Hari Raya Galungan and Kuningan

Every 210 days the whole island will celebrate Galungan. This is a Balinese holiday celebrating the victory of dharma over adharma. The most obvious sign of these celebrations are the penjor - bamboo poles weighed down by offerings suspended at the end.

10 Days after Galungan, Balinese will celebrate a second ceremony called Kuningan. It is commemorated every Saturday.