Balinese New Year (Nyepi - Silent Day)
These day for fasting are the only holy days calculated according to the Hindu - Balinese solar calender and Nyepi is meant as the Hindu - Balinese New Year's day. Annually at the beginning of the tenth month or at the end of the ninth month or in March. Nyepi day is celebrated throughout Bali.
For year 2018 will clelebrate on 17th March 2018 (Caka Year 1940) These fasting days are guided by the rotation of earth around the sun and have a mystical and coslogical meaning, the festival of lasts for three days. At the end of the ninth month, on the first day, ceremonies are carried out dedicated to the gods, charu (offering) are also given to mother earth and to all powers of the netherworld spirit. On this day late afternoon the peoples bring the ogoh - ogoh (symbol of spirit) around to the village, to let the spirit away from the village.