NEWS from Reno Kirtya
This year, the Balinese NEW YEAR, "NYEPI" – Day of Silence – the Hindu seclusion day will fall on Tuesday, March 28, 2017. The Great festival of NYEPI marks the celebration of the Balinese solar New Year. It is held at the spring equinox and announces the beginning of spring and the end of rainy season. But more important, it is a ceremony of a special nature, designed to clean out the island and to drive out all the evil spirits by magic curses and other traditional customs.
Nyepi itself is a day of complete rest which follows the actual ceremony of purification. No fires, no lights, no work, no cooking are permitted on that day. All activities are stopped on the island and the traffic comes to a complete standstill. All vehicular and pedestrian traffic is severely restricted, except in case of emergency. There will be no tours nor transportation available. Guests and everyone on the island should plan to stay within the hotel compounds or their homes for the entire day of March 28, 2017. The government of Bali has also announced that there will be no departure nor arrival flights during that day. The last arrival before Nyepi should be March 27. In case of emergency, only transiting, refueling aircraft’s and medical evacuations will be allowed.
The Sales & Reservation Centre of Grand Komodo & Raja Ampat Dive Lodge in Bali will be closed on March 28, 2017. We are open again on March 29, 2017. Beyond Bali we operate normally.
Our emergency numbers :
+62 8123963487 speak to Tri
+62 81338683683 speak to Tian
+62 82144838082 speak to Linda
May NYEPI bless the whole world with peace, love and harmony……..