Nyepi Balinese New Year
Nyepi is a Balinese “Day of Silence” that is commemorated every Isakawarsa (Saka new year) according to the Balinese calendar (in 2021, it falls on March 14th). It is a Hindu celebration mainly celebrated in Bali, Indonesia.
On the Nyepi Day Bali shuts down that means no cars, planes, people out in the streets and no shops open.
In the Ashram we come in on the evening before Nyepi after the Ogoh Ogoh parade. The parade happens around 6pm the Day before Nyepi therefore roads will be closed off and there will no regular New Moon Puja.
13th March: New Moon start late evening after Ogoh Ogoh Parade
14th March: All Day Of Silence and Fasting
15th March: 5am Agni Hotra and closing ceremony for Nyepi