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Celebrate Balinese New Year With Intercontinental Bali Resort

February 15, 2014 Hotel Deals No Comments Email Email

Temple CeremonyLike any other countries, Bali also celebrates its new year which is called “Nyepi”, also known as the “Day of Silence.”   As one of the most important dates of the local calendar, every effort is made to observe the rules of this cultural holiday.

It is celebrated with a 24-hour period of solitude and all forms of activity on the island come to a complete standstill. The Balinese believe that the New Year is a time to appease the unseen forces of the underworld and use this as an opportunity to cleanse the island from impurities and disturbing elements.  A night before Nyepi is called Ngrupuk or The Bhuta Yajna Ritual, which is meant to appease Batara Kala by Pecaruan offering. Every Hindu Balinese villages normally make ogoh-ogoh, demonic statues made of Balinese Offeringbamboo and paper symbolizing negative elements. After the ogoh-ogoh have been paraded around the village, the Ngrupuk ritual takes place, which involves burning the ogoh-ogoh.

Experience one magical day of pure silence in the island of Gods and explore the resort by staying at InterContinental Bali Resort during Nyepi. Enjoy our Nyepi Family Fun Package which includes daily buffet breakfast for up to four persons, daily access to Planet Trekkers and unlimited gelato for two children, complimentary internet access and extra person charge.  Package starts from IDR 1.500.000++ per room per night. Terms and conditions apply.  InterContinental Bali Resort as one of the leading family resort which provides a wide range of activities for both parents, teens and toddlers.  Please visit our website at www.bali.intercontinental.com to view other attractive Nyepi packages.

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