Celebrating Nyepi Day with Centra Taum Seminyak Bali Celebrate Hari Raya Nyepi, Bali’s day of absolute silence, on Saturday 21 March 2015. Hari Raya Nyepi marks the New Year for Balinese Hindus. On this auspicious occasion, many ceremonies and rituals are held throughout Bali whilst the island comes to an absolute standstill. Preparations and events held beforehand include the Purification Ceremony, locally known as Melasti, on Thursday 19 March 2015, where participants will head to the beach in procession for ritual cleaning. The Ogoh Ogoh parade, climax of Nyepi’s rituals, is on 20 March 2015. During these solemn hours, priests throughout Bali will perform Tawur Agung, a ceremony designed to appease the demons and honour gods. To book your holiday during the Nyepi Festival please visit our special offer page.