Nyepi: Bali

Today in Bali it is Nyepi. This is the day of absolute silence for Hindu followers. No activity is done on this day, no amusement is held, no fire is lit a long the day and night and no travelling to anywhere.

This is the day of fasting and self introspection for the Hindu Balinese throughout all over Bali. Bali in this day is totally silent. No flight or other transportation, no night-clubs, restaurants, shopping places and other business activities are open.

Even the normally bustling tourist centre of Kuta falls silent on Nyepi. The streets are deserted of cars and no one except those working for the emergency services are allowed to circulate. To ensure this is adhered to, the pecalang, security services, patrol the streets.