Bali Hindu New Year in Indonesia
Balinese has many traditional celebrations and festivals, and like other cultures, the New Year is a time for special activities. There are mindful affairs that make up the Day of Silence. It is in Bali where the largest celebrations are, and in the Balinese Hindu communities across Indonesia. When it is New Year’s eve, the villages get cleaned, cook food for two days, and make a lot of noise at night. The purpose of this is to scare away evil spirits. However, this is still quieter than other cultures that welcome the new year with parties, fireworks, and a lot of noise.