March 26th 2020
The day after Nyepi is referred to by the Balinese as Ngembak Geni. On this day, the Hindus go around their towns or villages and ask for forgiveness from each other so that they can start the New Year fresh. Derived from two words, “ngembak” meaning free and “geni” meaning fire, Ngembak Geni translates to “free of fire”. It’s an interesting day following Nyepi as the locals carry-out a wide range of ceremonies and rituals while also visiting friends and families. Many Balinese-owned shops will be closed on this day.