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Nyepi Day 2024: All you need to know when visiting Bali around the Day of Silence

Welcome to the magical island of Bali, where every year, a unique celebration called Nyepi Day unfolds, creating an atmosphere of tranquility and spiritual reflection! But when is Nyepi Day and what do you need to know before arriving at the Island? Here’s what you need to know!

Unless you frequently visited Bali before, there’s a possibility that you haven't heard of the magical celebration called Nyepi. It’s a very special day in the Balinese calendar but it can make traveling a bit tricky around this day, so here are our heads-ups on things you need to know before booking your Bali trip.

When is Nyepi Day 2024?

This year Nyepi Day is on the 11th of March.

What is Nyepi Day and how is it celebrated?

Nyepi, also known as the Day of Silence, is an extraordinary Balinese Hindu celebration that brings the entire island to a blissful standstill. Imagine a day when the bustling streets fall silent, the airports close, and even the beaches remain empty. It's a day like no other!

☀️ The festivities begin with a vibrant parade called 'Melasti,' where locals carry colorful effigies and sacred objects to the sea for purification. It's a visual feast of traditional costumes, rhythmic music, and joyous celebrations.

🌅 As the sun sets, the real magic begins! Nyepi Eve sees the lighting of bonfires and the famous 'ogoh-ogoh' parade. Gigantic, creatively crafted monsters roam the streets, symbolizing evil spirits. It's a spectacle that captures the imagination and brings communities together.

🌙 And then comes Nyepi Day itself, a day of complete silence, meditation, and self-reflection. No lights, no noise, no activity. On this day everything is closed and you do not leave your house. Locals and tourists alike embrace this day with enthusiasm, participating in the unique experience of self-imposed solitude. It's a rare opportunity to disconnect from the hustle and bustle, allowing for a profound sense of peace and harmony to envelop the island.

🌺 Nyepi Day is an enchanting celebration that showcases the spiritual richness and cultural vibrancy of Bali. It's a day where joy is found in the stillness, and the soul finds its own rhythm.

So, if you find yourself in Bali during Nyepi, embrace the silence, soak in the spiritual energy, and let the magic of this unique celebration fill your heart with joy and tranquility. Nyepi is not just a day; it's an experience that will leave you with memories of a lifetime!

How will this affect my stay in Bali and at Lapoint?

Since everything is closed on Neypi Day (including the airport) we have changed the arrival and departure day for the two weeks affected by this day. The surf lessons and all the activities will be the same during these weeks but we have re-made the schedule a bit to arrange the best possible experience for you. Please see specific information about the weeks affected below.

Week 10: Monday 4th of March to Sunday 10th of March (6 nights):

Everything will be as usual during this week, except that checkout will be on the 10th of March (Sunday). Since everything will be closed on Monday the 11th of March we advise you to book a flight from Bali on the 12th and check into a nice hotel to spend and experience Neypi Day in Bali. If you decide to stay on the island make sure to purchase food, snacks, and drinks in advance. You can also fly out on the 10th of March.

Week 11: Tuesday 12th of March to Monday 18th of March (6 nights):

This week will be as usual, except for the check-in date which will be on Tuesday morning instead of Monday. There will not be any surf lessons on check-in day, you will still have 5 surf lessons during the week. You will receive an exact schedule for your week on arrival. 

Since Neypi Day is the day before the check-in date at the camp we advise you to book a flight that arrives latest the 10th of March in Bali, check in to a hotel/hostel/homestay in Canggu close to the camp, and then come over to the camp on Tuesday. Make sure to purchase food, snacks, and drinks in advance so you can enjoy Neypi Day without being hungry. You can also fly in on the 12th if you can not find suitable flights.

NOTE! Please note that this ONLY affects the guests who have booked a week with a check-in or check-out date around the 11th of March. If you have booked more than one week and will be staying at the camp during Neypi Day this will not affect your stay. We will provide you with everything you need to have a great Neypi Day. We look forward to experiencing this day with you!

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