Nyepi, The Balinese New Year

Every 210 days, the Balinese celebrate their New Year. The festivities last several days.

Women bring elaborate offerings of food.

There is lots of Gamelan music.

On the last day, you must stay inside to meditate. At 4 pm of that day, you can go outside, but no cars or other machines are allowed, nor any use of electricity. Everyone goes out into the deserted streets and plays games, like this Balinese man playing frisbee.


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