The 28th of March is Nyepi Day 2017, which is the New Year in Bali.
Rather uniquely this is a day of silence on the island. All noise is kept to the absolute minimum. No TV or Radio and only emergency traffic, such as ambulances but without sirens. The airport is closed for the day. Even the dogs and ducks seem to respect the day by being quieter than usual.
The day is celebrated by the Hindu – Buddhist population on the island, which is the majority, about 90%.
It is an incredibly unique and rather spiritual day of reflection and contemplation. Tourists are asked to respect the day and are encouraged to become involved.
The 29th/ 39th March are the days for celebration, with the island coming to life with numerous parties and loud processions.
Dk at Chic has celebrated Nyepi Day in Bali on numerous occasions, and rates it as one the most unique travel experiences.