Nyepi is a Balinese “Day of Silence” that is commemorated every Isakawarsa (Saka new year) according to the Balinese calendar. It is a Hindu celebration mainly celebrated in BaliIndonesia.

Nyepi is a day to make and keep the balance of nature. From the religious and philosophy point of view, Nyepi is meant to be a day of self-introspection to decide on values, e.g. humanity, love, patience, kindness, etc. that should be kept forever.

Hotels are exempt from Nyepi’s rigorous practices but streets outside will be closed to both pedestrians, vehicles and Airport (except for emergency vehicles) and village wardens (Pecalang) will be posted to keep people are not on the street. Indeed, Nyepi day has made Bali a unique island than others.

Ogoh – Ogoh Parade at Kuta Village (Legian Street).

One day before Nyepi, Pengerupukan Day, there was Ogoh-Ogoh parade performed by our neighboring in the evening (Kuta Village). Ogoh-Ogoh was the manifestation of a person, an object or anything that disturbs human lives and guests more than welcome to witness this ritual parade before dinner time at 6pm on Wednesday, 6th March 2019.

8 guests from Grand Istana Rama Hotel got the honored of being judges at Ogoh-Ogoh Parade.  “I was glad to have experienced this festival, thank you Grand Istana Rama Hotel” (Robyn & Judith – Perth, Australia).

However, operational activities and services in Grand Istana Rama Hotel were operate normally.

For experience of Grand Istana Rama Hotel’s variety cuisine, Samudera Restaurant, Warunk Cuci Mata and Poolside (Ayodya Pool Bar) had been open at Sinta Ballroom and swimming pool are from from 6:30am until 6:00pm.

Based on the decree from Bali Government Office, to respect the local culture on the silence day, TV cable service was de-activated starting from 7th of March 2019 at 6:00am up to 8th of March 2019 at 6:00am. But hotel provides all day with many box office movies.

And for guest entertainments, Grand Istana Rama Hotel provides for all guest activities during Nyepi such as Flower Pond Decoration, Balinese Costume Photo Session, Balinese Canang Class, Balinese Script Class, Yoga Class, Cooking Class, Chess, Dart, Monopoly, Uno Card, Scrabble, Fishing Bottle Game, also Kids Activities as like Coloring Competition.

For convenience stay, Grand Istana Rama Hotel was offering special packages from Saila Spa treatments which available from 8:00am until 11.00pm.

Relax, be pampered, dine or meditate on Bali’s Day of Silence – Nyepi 1 Caka 1941 on Thursday, 7th March, 2019.


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