Have you ever celebrate Bali's Day of Silence 🤫
Each year in March after the full moon, Bali celebrates Silent Day, also known as Nyepi. We had noooo idea about Nyepi and while exploring Bali 🛵 we noticed huge monster statues being decorated on floats at the side of the road.
On the eve on Nyepi, which is like New Year's Eve, the Balinese take to the streets in true Hindu style and celebrate by performing traditional rituals, dances and rolling their Ogoh-ogoh (monster statue) along with the parade 🎊
So what is this day of silence? On the day on Nyepi, it is a day of compulsory quietness, fasting and meditation for the Balinese. No one is out on the streets, even tourists have to stay indoors without speaking a single word... the roads are closed, the shops are closed, even the airport is out of action! This day is reserved for self-contemplation😌
I suppose it’s kinda like what we’re all going through now, except we can eat, drink, exercise daily and communicate with friends and family💛
But, maybe we should see this as a celebration, a celebration of spending quality time with our loved ones, reconnecting and doing things we've not had the time to do before. Those who are not keyworkers and are supporting our country by staying indoors have the luxury to design their own personal life at home. We should be making the best out of a surreal and unfortunate situation... because this might never happen again in our lifetime!