Nyepi Day is a day to commemorate the turn of the Saka year. The Nyepi celebration is a momentum for Hindus on the island of the Gods, so that Hindus remain silent in silence. People are also not allowed to light a light or fire during this day.

When is Nyepi Day 2024 in Bali?

11 March , 2024

Nyepi Day is a holiday that is celebrated on last Wednesday, March 11, 2024 to be precise. Of course, there are lots of traditional ceremonies held to welcome Nyepi day in Bali. The Nyepi tradition is summarized like the Melasti ceremony and several other ceremonies in Indonesia.

What are the activities during Silent Day in Bali?

Melasti Ceremony

The Melasti ceremony is the presentation of prayer items and sacred objects in water sources such as seas and rivers. When the Melasti ceremony takes place, there are many objects that are sacred and sanctified by bringing them to the river or to the sea.

Segara or the sea is considered to be the god Ruci, which Fatimah will then rest in the village temple until the day after the Nyepi day ends. These pratima are again placed in their respective temples after being purified.

The preservation must have been completed in its entirety by the time of the afternoon. The purified Pretima must also be in the bale agung when this happens.

Seeking or Tawur

Mecaru is a purification ceremony with the presence of offerings for the blind so as not to disturb human life. Tawur itself is held on the 9th lunar month, the day before Nyepi day begins. This ceremony is carried out in every family home, in every village in Bali or sub-district.

Tawur is a purification carried out by Hindus at a crossroad or in their respective homes, of course by taking one of the offerings. Residents make offerings addressed to the symbols of negative things in life. The goal is to prevent humans from the negative things that exist.


Pengerupukan is a ceremony that is held after the year or spreading rice. Residents then make fires or torches to illuminate their surroundings, and heal their homes and yards and beat various objects to make noise.

Pengerupukan is done to expel the bhuta kala because of the house or yard environment. At the village level, an ogoh-ogoh procession will be held as a manifestation of bhuta kala which has negative characteristics. The ogoh-ogoh themselves in the direction around the village are then burned, because the goal is that things that have a negative smell disappear and don’t interfere with human life.


The next activity is Nyepi day, which does not see the activity of the residents as usual. This happens because most Hindus are fasting, so they practice the Brata Penyepian chess, which consists of:

  • The first is to observe Geni, namely not to use or light fires and inflame passions.
  • Observe work, namely not carrying out physical work but increasing activities that aim to purify the soul.
  • Observe Lelungan who doesn’t travel but is introspective instead.
  • Observe Lelanguan which does not incite joy or enjoy entertainment but focuses on Ida sang hyang Widhi.

Brata is an activity that begins at dawn until dawn returns the next day. Hindus certainly believe in everything that is transitional and is always preceded by a dark symbol.

Shoot Geni

Ngembak Geni is a ceremony that falls the day after Nyepi day and is the last traditional tradition in the Saka New Year celebration series. This event was carried out by holding visits between family and neighbors. During the event, Hindus are expected to forgive each other because according to the principle that I am you and you are me.

Some Staycation Villa and Hotels in Canggu?

Gypsy Moon Bali

Gypsy Moon Bali is the hotel for you, especially when you need an intimate atmosphere. This hotel has an instagramable decoration, and it just so happens that it only has four rooms. There are dormitory room types that are suitable for going out with family or friends and private room types.

Hotel Sages

The next hotel is the Sages Hotel which should be the next reference for tourists. Each room is decorated with typical Moroccan interiors such as all-white tiles and a variety of tropical plants. You can also enjoy various facilities such as wi-fi and a swimming pool.

Astera Villa

Experience the epitome of romance at Astera Villa, your paradise in Canggu. Our One Bedroom Loft Villa offers a private pool and Jacuzzi, ideal for honeymooners seeking tropical bliss. Pamper yourself with public facilities including a tranquil swimming pool, spa and restaurant, perfecting your intimate moments with your loved one. Enhance your stay with special services such as romantic bed decorations, surprise birthday treats and anniversary celebrations. Set amidst green rice fields, Astera Canggu offers easy access to Batu Bolong Beach and its lively cafes, restaurants and beach clubs. Find the perfect blend of luxury and tranquility for an unforgettable Bali holiday at Astera Villa in Canggu. and book now at Havenland Property.

Masmara Resort

Masmara Resort is a 5 star hotel just a few steps from Pererenan beach. As for the surroundings of the hotel, it is full of green gardens and tropical plants. Each room is designed to be very luxurious and modern. Moreover, a supportive and warm romantic atmosphere makes guests feel right at home.

The restaurant at this hotel has delicious food menus, so you can get tourist recommendations from the hotel such as surfing classes.

COMO Uma Canggu

COMO Uma Canggu is a luxury inn that has private pool facilities and can be an option. The hotel ranges from a large lagoon pool to a variety of interesting activities such as relaxation therapy and yoga. You can also enjoy the sunset while relaxing on the beach.

The room types are also very diverse, ranging from rooms that are 36 meters wide with modern designs to suite types that provide a living room.

Grün Canggu – Treehouse Boutique

This place is a place with a different room concept because it is inspired by a tree house. You can enjoy views of the beautiful rice fields and gardens from behind the balcony of the room. The reviews for this hotel are also positive because many guests are happy with the service. You can also easily find lots of aesthetic photo spots to add to your photo collection on Instagram.

Some Staycation Hotels and Villa in Seminyak

Alila Seminyak

Alila Seminyak is located on Seminyak beach and immediately boomed when it was first launched. This one hotel is the most popular hotel in Bali because it has super complete luxury facilities and is ready to pamper hotel guests.

Each room is equipped with modern luxurious interiors so as to make hotel guests feel at home. To go to the Alila Seminyak area, you need about 30 minutes from Ngurah Rai airport. Near the hotel there is a cafe in Bali which is always crowded with young people, and can be visited.

Anantara Seminyak Resort

Anantara Seminyak Resort offers beautiful views of Seminyak beach and can be a reference for you and your family. The rooms offered are spacious rooms with views of the Indian Ocean. The facilities are also very complete because it is included in the 5-star facility category which consists of an outdoor swimming pool and directly facing the sea.

There is also a private balcony which also directly faces the open sea as well as traditional massage services and other body treatments.

W Bali Seminyak

If you have an excess budget, then there’s nothing wrong with staying at this place. This place is located on Seminyak beach and has indeed proven strategic because it is close to a variety of famous entertainment venues. The luxury of the facilities cannot be matched, starting from the very large outdoor swimming pool and super complete services.

You can also enjoy a balcony with a super charming sea view. So you can stay at this place and enjoy all the facilities by preparing a budget of at least 6 million.

Cyrus Villa

Discover the allure of Cyrus Villa, a haven of Moroccan-inspired tranquility in Seminyak. Awash in earthy tones, our villa beckons with warmth and comfort, offering an exclusive retreat for adults seeking intimacy, honeymoons, or staycations. Nestled along Jl. Pengipian No.8x, Kerobokan Kelod, this sanctuary boasts a One Bedroom villa complete with a private pool and king-size bed. Indulge in endless entertainment with a cinematic experience on the large TV screen equipped with Netflix. While secluded from Seminyak’s hustle, Cyrus Villa remains conveniently accessible, just 25 minutes from Bali International Airport and 15 minutes from Seminyak Beach, promising breathtaking sunsets and serene seascapes. Experience Seminyak’s charm at Cyrus Villa.

Tips to Survive Nyepi Day in Bali

Provides Snacks and DVDs

As a visitor you are exempt from the prohibition of lighting a fire during Nyepi day. Then you can cook as long as it’s not visible from outside the room or villa. It’s also okay to store snacks or meals for your small pantry. The same goes for in-mosque entertainment such as DVDs or other luxury entertainment which is prohibited among the Balinese.

Watch Ogoh-ogoh

OGOH-OGOH – Salah satu nominator lomba ogoh-ogoh mengikuti parade pada Kasanga Festival di Catur Muka, Denpasar, Sabtu (18/3). Sebanyak 12 ogoh-ogoh yang menjadi juara dari empat kecamatan di Kota Denpasar mengikuti parade tersebut. (foto/eka adhiyasa)

Ogoh-ogoh are giant statues that are creatively made to depict Balinese demons. It usually reaches a height of up to 6 m and is built by different youth groups in a competitive spirit. These finest creations are paraded through village streets on a silent night, as they are usually accompanied by loud gamelan accompaniment and often bamboo torches for added dramatic effect.

As traffic in the main resort area is usually diverted, it’s a good idea to plan where to watch the parade. There are some of the most popular places to watch the festive parade such as central Denpasar or Ubud.

Book a Full Spa Treatment

Nyepi day is a great opportunity to take advantage of solitude and seclusion. So you can spend your time with a quality spa and full day treatments. This is the perfect time to reflect and truly relax in Bali.


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    Social and adventurous at heart, you will find Andrea on a multi-day trail in a remote wilderness, climbing a mountain, kayaking down a desolate river, learning to fly a plane, and working on his surf. Tommy is a freelance travel writer, with his works published both online and in magazines.

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Tommy Lewis

Tommy Lewis

Social and adventurous at heart, you will find Andrea on a multi-day trail in a remote wilderness, climbing a mountain, kayaking down a desolate river, learning to fly a plane, and working on his surf....