Saturday, March 24, 2012

Nyepi Day -Balinese New Year

Nyepi is a Balinese "Day of Silence" that is commemorated every Isaawarsa (Saka new year) according to the Balinese calendar (in 2012, it falls on March 23rd). It is a day of silence, fasting, and meditation. The day following Nyepi is also celebrated as New year. Observed from 6 a.m. until 6 a.m. the next morning.

Balinese children carry an Ogoh-ogoh effigy, symbolizing the evil spirit, during a ritual ahead of Nyepi day in Ubud Gianyar, Bali March 21, 2012.  {Reuters}

Balinese women carrying offerings walk during the Melasti ceremony ahead of Nyepi day in Gianyar district, Bali.

Monday, March 12, 2012

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