Monday, March 27, 2017

Nyepi Eve

Just headed into Nyepi Day on Bali, which begins, for all practical purposes, when I go to bed tonight. After lights out, there will be no more lights until 6 am the day after tomorrow. No lights, no noise, no going out of the house. I do hear definitely, as well, that our internet provider will be out of service ... so, no internet. 

Tonight there will be a number of Ogoh-Ogoh parades. These are floats generally in the form of grotesque evil spirits which are paraded through each village with the goal of driving out the "real" evil spirits, thus cleansing the upcoming day of silence. 

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