Nyepi Day, or the Balinese Day of Silence is a wonderful time to be in Bali! It’s your chance to experience a unique Balinese celebration that is one-of-a-kind in all the world. Nyepi marks the start of the Hindu New Year when the entire island goes into complete silence and when the sun sets, complete darkness for 24-hours. It is observed from 25 March 2020 at 6am until 26 March 2020 at 6am.

From a philosophical point of view, Nyepi is a time for purification. After an entire year, the island would have had its share of negative or unwanted energies and all the ceremonies and prayers leading up to Nyepi were designed for the purpose of cleansing. Ceremonies would begin days before, when holy effigies in temples and homes are taken to water sources, which is also known as Melasti. One day before Nyepi, the island will hold a mass purification ceremony, which will take place in all villages across the island. The purification ceremony is also more popularly known as the Ogoh-Ogoh Parade or the Monster Parade, the most exciting thing about Nyepi. While it holds significant spiritual value, the Ogoh-Ogoh Parade creates a unique atmosphere, very much like an outdoor street party. This is something that you really don’t want to miss – Ogoh-Ogoh or demon effigies with bulging eyes made of bamboo, papier-mâché and cloth are carried through the streets in torch-lit parades, the Ogoh-Ogoh’s purpose is to bewilder evil spirits to flee and cease harming human beings. Parades will take place throughout Bali in all major towns and villages.

When the night of the parade ends, the entire island falls silent for 24-hours. The philosophy behind the silence and the emptiness is to trick evil spirits into believing that the island of Bali is uninhabited. They would, therefore, bypass Bali and head to neighbouring islands. During this time, the Balinese people will spend the days in retrospection, meditation and prayer while spending quality time away from the stress of everyday life together with their families and loved ones.

If you’re planning to be in Bali for Nyepi this year, then you’re in luck because you can now experience all of the above and stay at the multiple award-winning, best international resort for families, Bali Dynasty Resort throughout the duration of the celebration.

Do take advantage of the resort’s Day Of Silence Special Offer – available only for Bali Plus readers!

Bali Dynasty Resort provides everything that a family could ever want, including dedicated amenities for both adults and children such as one of the biggest and most comprehensive Kids & Teens Club with scheduled fun kids activities, Kids Water Fun Zone with its gigantic 56m waterslide, adults-only lazy pool, fantastic restaurants and bars including the renowned Gracie Kelly’s Irish Pub for authentic Irish-style home cooking, craft beers, Guinness on tap, Quiz Night and fun live music; Golden Lotus Chinese Restaurant that serves the finest and MSG-free Cantonese, Szechuan cuisines and Dim Sum lunches; SEN5ES for weekly themed night dinners, H2O for selection of snacks and meals from the a la carte menu and sunset cocktails; and Café Piazza for sandwiches, pastries and cakes, juices, coffee and tea.

All rooms at the resort come fully equipped en-suite bathrooms, tea & coffee making facilities, IDD telephone, hairdryer, satellite TV, DVD player, Wi-Fi, safe deposit box, mini bar and individually controlled air-conditioning.

Family Rooms can accommodate up to five people, with a king queen-sized bed, a bunk bed and trundle bed. All Family Rooms come with a full partition to separate the Master Bed area from the Kids’ area and 2 flat-screen LCD TVs with 2 DVD Players. Check out as well, the Resort’s recently upgraded family room, the new Family Lagoon Pool Access Rooms with direct access to the secluded 109-meter-long lagoon-styled swimming pool and pool bar.

Bali Dynasty Resort
Jalan Kartika, Tuban, South Kuta, Bali
Ph: +62 361 752 403
www.bdr.pphotels.com

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