Balinese New Year is in March - don't miss the parades of ogoh-ogoh on New Year’s Eve! On New Year’s Day, however, you can't leave your hotel. Great if you want to spend the day meditating or practicing yoga. Bad news if you want to explore the island. Plus: the Bali Spirit Festival!
The island of Bali will go silent and remain dark for 24 hours from 6 am 17 March until 6 am 18 March 2018.
By coincidence, a movie shown at a hotel in Bali causes a hotel guest to do the introspection that they are supposed to engage in on Silent Day, a.k.a. Balinese New Year.
Learning of the Ballinese New Year, or Day of Silence, a travel writer visting Bali decides to extend his stay so that he can witness Ogoh Ogoh and experience this very special holiday..
Hotel guests are restricted to their hotels on the Balinese New Year or Day of Silence on 31 March. Hotels plan special activities for them such as movies and star gazing.