Saturday, March 29, 2014

Balinese New Year, Çaka 1936, March 31, 2014

Balinese new year, coinciding with the day of Nyepi. Balinese calendar system, based on the Balinese calendar, use the calculation of the rotation of the Earth's moon. On March 31, 2014, calendar systems on the Balinese calendar, has reached the year 1936. Years which is quite old. However, far behind the Chinese calendar systems, which is the oldest calendar systems ever recorded by man.

Balinese new year celebration, celebrated in unique contrast to the celebration of the new year is generally filled with parties and festivities. Balinese New Year celebration is done with no partying, no fire lit, no traveling, and it does not work. So in Bali, during the celebration of the new year based on the Balinese calendar, the feel of quiet and tranquil feel, and commonly referred to as Nyepi day.

Nyepi means no activity whatsoever. When Nyepi in Bali all activity stopped completely. There is no cost, no transport, no economic activity, there is no party and having fun, no one out of the house. Unique and will not be found in any country. Nyepi Day is a day to restore the natural condition of pollution and destruction by humans. If you are in Bali during Nyepi day, you will feel the real quietness.

However, a party to welcome the new year of the Balinese done before New Year's Day. Done by performing a ritual feast, typical Balinese Hindus, who always perform the ritual. Before the new year, residents do Melasti ritual and parade of ogoh-ogoh. When the ogoh-ogoh parade welcoming feel of the new year is very pronounced.