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This year, the Balinese New Year (Nyepi) falls on March 22, the day after the ninth new month of the Çaka calendar.
On the evening of this ninth new month, hideous creatures (ogoh-ogoh) are carried around the streets on bamboo platforms with a lot of noise and then they are burned on the beach.
These creatures symbolize the “evil spirits” that interfere with human life.
On Nyepi's day, from sunrise to dawn, everything is silent the next day. There is then no traffic, no one is allowed outside, lights and sounds are prohibited, even Bali's airport is closed and there is no Internet (can you imagine it)?)
The “evil spirits” then think that Bali is deserted, and they will also leave Bali and go to Nusa Penida, an island off the east coast of Bali.

March 22, New Year

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