LOKAL TRADITIONS #1 - HARI NYEPI (DAY OF SILENCE) / by LOKAL LLC

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"Hari Nyepi", otherwise known as the Day of Silence, is a day reserved for self-reflection, meditation, and fasting. It is a day of particular significance for the majority Hindu population of Bali. Nyepi is also a celebration of the new year, in concordance to the Saka calendar system. 

Nyepi Day serves both social and spiritual purposes. The Balinese Hindu would use this moment to pray to Hyang Widhi Wasa to cleanse the universe and also the universe within men. Socially speaking, it is also used as a moment to celebrate diversity and to encourage solidarity and tolerance between different peoples. 

Similar to Sabbath, activities such as work are also prohibited. Daily activities such as traveling or using fire are discouraged, in order to control their 5 earthly senses to increase the quality of their lives in the year to come. 

We would like thank our Balinese farmers for their delicious coffee, and to wish them a Selamat Hari Nyepi.