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.
Kuta is the best spot in Bali to view ogoh ogoh on Silent Day Eve, locals says.
After receiving several press releases from hotels boasting about how much energy they conserved by turning their lights out for one hour on 29 March 2014, Michael Taylor wonders why they don't do this more often.