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WHAT IS NYEPI ANYWAY?
NYEPI is the Balinese New Year and one of the most important an unusual of Bali’s many festival days accruing on the spring solstice Tremendous offering and sacrifices are made on the last day of the all year throughout the island to both the Gods and ancestors and all the evil spirits which lurk about in the shadows. These are intended the propitiate the minions of the super natural sphere and cleanse the earth in preparation of the New Year.
On the Nyepi day no fires, no lights, no vehicles and no activities. All are silent for 24 hours.
The celebration lasts three days, the days are called PENGRUPUKAN on Monday, NYEPI on Tuesday, and NGEMBAK GENI on Wednesday.
PENGRUPUK : Monday evening, 11 March 2013.
Earth purification offering. Ceremonies will be held at each village’s crossroads. Crossroads are considered magically dangerous and are favorite haunt of the numerous and bothersome evil spirits which abound in Bali, collectively known as Bhutakala. These guys cause disease, accidents and all manner of unpleasant effects. Magnificent offerings are made to the gods and ancestors, as well, but the Bhutakala are particularly well fed at this time on sacrificed animals and other distasteful goodies. The idea is to get them all to accumulate in one palace and then drive them off the island by power of the high priests who will be pronouncing their magical and sprinkling holy the water every where. This cleansing ritual is critical to guarantee the prosperity of the New Year.
The real fun begins this evening. Denpasar is definitely the best please to go. The crowds will grow and the fire crackers will go off. In the distance the throb of gamelans play wild rhythms and melodies used for demos and war. Soon come the Ogoh – Ogoh blinking eyes, horrible beasts, witches with tongues of flame, the ever present Garuda and beautiful gods and goodness. The best are the humorous. It’s a wild affair and very crowded so be prepared for fun and a bit jostling.
NYEPI : Tuesday, 12 March 2013.
Today the Hindu Community of Bali is entering the New Year 1931 according to Solar Nular calendar.
After the noisy and excitement of the previous evening, you will wake up to on sound other than birds and the wind. The purpose of this silence is twofold. First it is meditation, fitting occupation for the first day of the New Year. Secondly it confuses the bad spirits, who after a wild day and night wake upto find everyone gone and nothing happening.
Please respect the traditions and note that it is strictly forbidden to leave the Villa area including the beach. No lights are permitted. In the evening, please do close the shades in your room. Guest leaving on this day will be notified previously about their departure arrangements as traffic is strictly limited to villa’s vehicles.
NGEMBAK GENI : Wednesday 13 March 2013.
Life is going back to normal on Ngembak Geni. The Balinese people however are going to visit their families and relatives to wish the luck and happiness for the coming year. Shops and Restaurants are partially open again.