At the luxury hotel in Alicante Asia Gardens Hotel & Thai Spa we always have something to celebrate. That is why today we are travelling to Bali to celebrate Nypei. Are you joining us?
Nyepi, also known as Bali Day of Silence, is held every year on March in Bali. Today is celebrated on March 9.
This is the quietest day of the year. Balinese people must keep quiet for 24 hours and avoid doing any kind of activity. They must follow the four amati or restrictions: amati geni, no lighting fires; amati karya, no working; amati lelanguan, no entertainment or pleasure; and amati lelungan, no travelling or leaving the house.
Instead of these activities, people practice meditation and fast, in search of the spiritual purification. Nyepi must be respected by Balinese people and tourists.
The day following Nyepi, known as Ngembak Geni, people resume social activity. Families and friends meet to complete some religious rites as Ngembak Agni, which consists in apologize to start the New Year off right.
Nyepi celebrations begin 3 days before with Melasti, a ceremony in honour of Sanghyang Widhi Wasa, Balinese supreme god. During this day, Balinese people wear bright colours and go slow the beach to purify some objects in the water before taking them to the temples.
The day before Nyepi, demons are expelled from Bali. When the sun goes down there are ogoh-ogoh parades, demons paper and bamboo figures which are burnt when the tour is over. This rite is very similar to Spanish Fallas.
Come to the 5 stars resort in Alicante Asia Gardens Hotel & Thai Spa and celebrate Easter with us. We have designed a special programme of activities for you to experience Asia just as if you were there.