The Hindu Day of Silence or the Hindu New Year in the Balinese Saka calendar. The largest celebrations are held in Bali as well as in Balinese Hindu communities around Indonesia. On New Year’s Eve the villages are cleaned, food is cooked for 2 days and in the evening as much noise is made as possible to scare away the devils. On the following day, Hindus do not leave their homes, cook or engage in any activity. Streets are deserted, and tourists are not allowed to leave hotel complexes. No arrival or departure flights at Ngurah Rai Airport.
In accordance with local regulations, all visitors must remain within the property’s premises during Nyepi, from midnight of one day before to early morning on the next day. Check-in and check-out will not be possible. Only essential lights may be used in the villas while the Balinese will have no light for all night. Everything stops for a day, the day of total peace and quiet.