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.


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.