Day of Silence
The Hindu New Year, called Nyepi, is one of the most important religious events for Balinese Hindus. This year, they welcomed the Saka New Year of 1931. From 6 a.m. until 6 a.m. the next morning, Nyepi is a day reserved for self-reflection. Anything that might interfere with that purpose is restricted. The main restrictions are: no lighting fires (and lights must be kept low); no working; no entertainment or pleasure; no traveling; and for some, no talking or eating at all.
Where :
All Over Indonesia
When :
See dates below
More Details :
At midnight Wednesday, the island's seaports, bus stations and airport closed down, not to reopen until 6 am Friday (2300 GMT Thursday). When the new Hindu year officially begins. Bali's famous beaches were deserted, and residents and visitors alike were required to remain indoors and keep any conversations quiet. More than 3.5 million Balinese Hindus were fasting and meditating throughout the day and praying for a better future. They are forbidden from lighting fires and turning on lights, televisions or radios during the 24-hour period. On New Year's Eve, joyful residents took part in a noisy parade carrying huge paper-made effigies, known as Ogoh-Ogoh, which they burned before sunrise to symbolize all evil leaving the island ahead of the New Year.
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References :
Wikipedia : Nyepi
See the dates on which Nyepi is celebrated :

Day of Silence

Year Month Day Day of Week
2006 March 30 Thursday
2007 March 19 Monday
2008 March 07 Friday
2009 March 26 Thursday
2010 March 16 Tuesday
2011 March 05 Saturday
2012 March 23 Friday
2014 March 31 Monday
2015 March 21 Saturday
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New Year's Day Chinese New Year Prophet Muhammad's Birthday Day of Silence
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