Day of Silence, or Nyepi in Indonesia is New Year according to Balinese calendar (an ancient calendar of Indonesian people). Observed from 6 am to 6 am the next morning, its main restrictions are: no lighting, no working and no pleasure, no talking and no eating. The restrictions are made to purify their soul.
Although Nyepi is primarily a Hindu holiday, non-Hindu residents of Bali observe the day of silence as well. Roads are empty, shops are not opened, and even the Bali airport is closed.
On the island of Bali and across Indonesia, Balinese Hindu worshippers celebrate Nyepi, the Day of Silence and the Hindu New Year. For most it is a day of silence, fasting, and meditation
The Nyepi rituals on the 'Day of Silence' (March 16) involve devotees practicing self-reflection, staying at home, not working, lighting fires and turning on lights and fasting
Melasti Ritual is performed before Nyepi