Nyepi: The Ritual of Silence in Bali

The Balinese celebrate the advent of the new year in a very idiosyncratic manner: After a night spent on avid celebrations and festive marches, they close themselves in their homes and refrain from working, traveling, as well as making loud noises and using lights and electricity.


If you would like to learn more about Nyepi, read my article exploring the „Day of Silence“ from the perspective of acoustic ecology.