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Bali New Year- March 9 2016

by Mike Mason
This holiday is the Balinese New Year called Nyepi, means “to keep silent” and falls on the day after the dark moon of the spring equinox – this year it falls on 9th March. It is a day of total silence for the whole entire island. All routine activities come to a grinding halt, including flights into and out of the island. No one steps out of their homes. Purification and sacrificial rites are held the day before to exorcize evil spirits from every corner of the island. No traffic is …