Bali is a very fantastic island. One of the unique days in the world will take place in March 26, 2009 in Bali. It is known as Hari Raya Nyepi, the silent day. This is the celebration of New Year (Hari Raya Nyepi) according to Icaka calendar that used by the Hinduism followers in Indonesia especially who live in Bali. Remember, Silent Day only in Bali. This old tradition is very unique. Please inform me if you find a silent day in other country.
On the silent day the followers of Hinduism will do a special ritual by not doing
four types of activities namely no fire or electric, no work, no travel and no entertainment. The silent day is going to be lasting for 24 hours. Why do they take such an unpopular action? According to Hinduism’s belief the action has an important meaning as a self control effort, so that in the coming new year everything will be better.
Only in Bali
If you have had a plan to travel to Bali this month, don’t miss this good occasion. Just give this silent day a try and you surely will get the very valuable experience. But don’t forget to prepare everything to face this scarce event. Get
ready because within 24 hours you will live without electric. There is also not any transportation within 24 hours for no employees going to office or workplace. Moreover there is not any entertainment to enjoy. You will only live in your room of the hotel you hire without looking on a television set or listening to a radio.
You may have a question to ask. What should I do along this silent day? Just do nothing but relax. Enjoy the silent day with meditation then you will get more healthy and happy.
What do you think if the silent day occurred more than once in a year? Just imagine when all of the people in the world follow this action. It can be a great contribution in saving our world.
If you are interested in participating in this action, you can start with the easy one that will take place on Saturday, March 21. Actually this activity is not part of the New Year celebration but hold by the private organization that pays a great attention to save our world, so that they call it World Silent Day. Of course, this activity can be done anywhere.
The World Silent Day is arranged to be lasting within 4 hours (from 10 to 14 o’clock) for not doing 4 types of activities namely not using car, not using motorcycle, not using electronic stuff such as TV, radio, computer and not using cellular phone.
Can you organize a new community to create a silent day in your country, so we can save our planet. Just one day my friends.
For more info you can visit: www.worldsilentday.org