Bali, Indonesia – Bali charms its visitors with the culture, it has a story with traditional cultural diversity and abundance of activities. Balinese have a very strong spiritual roots and despite the large influx of tourists over the year, their culture is still very much alive and unique its show their tradition, belief, superstitions, history and survival of its people.
The largest celebrations of the culture that held in Bali as well as in Balinese Hindu communities is Nyepi.
Nyepi is a Hindu feast day to celebrate Saka New Year which majority of Bali populations follow the Hindu religion. This day is strictly reserved for self-reflection anything that might interfere with that purpose is strictly prohibited. The inner and outer world is expected to be clean and everything starts anew, with Man showing his symbolic control over himself and the "force" of the World, hence the mandatory religious control. Nyepi expects a day of absolute silence, based on the four precepts of Catur Brata such as Amati Geni : No fire or light, including no electricity. Prohibition of satisfying pleasurable human appetites. Amati Karya : No form of physical working other than that which is dedicated to spiritual cleansing and renewal. Amati Lelunganan: No movement or traveling. Amati Lelanguan: Fasting and no revelry/self-entertainment or general merrymaking.
Nyepi means quiet or silent. On Nyepi all the Hindus in Bali do self-reflection to be pure, clean, holy and spiritually. Therefore, all activities in Bali abolished, only public hospital facilities are open.
The rituals actually begin two days before Nyepi with the Melasti ceremony. On this day hundreds of people from each village carry temple artefacts to beaches for purification. The day before Nyepi is known as Tawur Kesanga or Pengerupuk and is the day on which evil spirit are driven away with most famous with Ogoh-Ogoh Parade. At this time the Balinese parade the streets with the ogoh-ogohs, passionately playing a deafening mixture of the kulkul (traditional bamboo bell), claxons, gamelan music and drummers music. The basic idea is to scare of evil spirits by making unbearable amounts of noise as is humanly possible. Although these rituals take place over the entire island, one can experience the best processions either in Kuta and Seminyak
The day after Nyepi is called Ngembak Geni. After successfully completing their day of restraint and purification people feel very happy and enjoy going out to visit family and friends to ask forgiveness for past mistakes. Hindu Balinese, wherever they are living, always endeavour to celebrate Nyepi, but it is on the island of Bali itself that you can sense the special nature of this unique holiday.
C151 Smart Villas™ Seminyak has prepared a Nyepi Weekend Getaway package for those wanting to enjoy the peaceful ambiance and catch a glimpse of the rituals of the sacred day “Nyepi Caka 1941” that will be held on Thursday, March 7th 2019 witnessed a series of unique celebrations that you will never experience anywhere else in the world
Discover Nyepi experience at C151 Smart Villas Seminyak, Bali.
Enjoy the tranquillity with special Nyepi Package :
- 1 Bedroom Villa IDR 8.000K net
- 2 bedroom Villa IDR 10.000K net
- 3 bedroom Villa IDR 12.000K net
- 2 Nights stay in Private villas with infinity pool
- 1 x one hour Balinese Massage*
- Daily set menu a la carte breakfast
- Seasonal fruit basket on arrival
- Welcome Drink and cold towel on arrival
- Free WiFi in villas area
*1 bedroom (2 pax), *2 bedroom (4pax), *3 bedroom (6pax)
Terms & Conditions:
- Book Period: Immediately - 6 March 2019
- Stay Period: 6 March - 8 March 2019
- Restriction: Minimum 2 nights stay
- Room subject to availability
- In case of cancellation after this date, a penalty of 1 Night Charge will apply.
- In case of no-show, a penalty of 100% of full stay will apply.
Reservations can be made at the Front Office or by phone +62 361 760300 extension “0” or through email firstname.lastname@example.org