Evil Spirits of Nyepi Eve on Bali

Evil Spirits of Nyepi Eve on Bali

WARNING: Some of the following images are graphic and of a disturbing nature We spent the day of Nyepi Eve, or New Years Eve, roaming the towns and villages of Bali, awing at the Ogoh-Ogoh, the large papier-mache effigies of evil demons that were to be paraded through the streets then burned at midnight. This was symbolic of killing off all the evil spirits and bad energy, so the citizens could live more peaceful and pure…

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Nyepi – Celebrating the Balinese New Year

Nyepi – Celebrating the Balinese New Year

In all my travels, never have I encountered a holiday tradition as unique as Nyepi. It’s the Balinese ‘day of silence’ that is commemorated every new year following the dark moon of the spring equinox – which lucky enough for us, happened during our stay on the island. What made this experience so special, is that the Hindu island of Bali, lies in a country that is dominantly Muslim, the the largest Islamic country in the world…

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