Silent Day 2019 – the Hindu tradition observed as the New Year in Balinese culture. I honestly had no idea this holiday even existed until about a week ago!
When I first heard about all the sanctions and rules surrounding Silent Day (aka Nyepi), have to admit I was a little nervous. Staying inside? Internet cut off? Fines? No food? No lights? Sounded intense!
Watch my full video explaining what Silent Day (Nyepi) is to get more details on the actual rules/regulations. They differ a bit for locals and tourists.
In reality the day was actually very peaceful. Something I failed to mention in my Silent Day vlog was how great the day is for the environment. Not a single car, scooter, truck… ANYTHING would be running for an entire day. Imagine if the USA did that. It would be incredible for the earth! Also kind of nice that everyone has a day off, time to meditate, and break free from the hustle of every day life.
Really enjoyed my silent day experience, but I have to say….. I do love having my internet back! hehe #addicted