Melasti is a Balinese annualy ritual before Nyepi (day of silence, this year March 23 2012).

Melasti is a Balinese annual ritual, held before Nyepi (Silence Day).

Bali: Sorry We're Closed. On Nyepi, also known as Silent Day, marking the Balinese New Year, the whole island shuts down for 24 hours. Even the international airport is closed. This pic was tweeted by Yoko Paradigma - @beckhoolHELL

Yoko Paradigma on

Bali: Sorry We're Closed. On Nyepi, also known as Silent Day, marking the Balinese New Year, the whole island shuts down for 24 hours. Even the international airport is closed. This pic was tweeted by Yoko Paradigma - @beckhoolHELL

Ogoh-ogoh, festival to welcome the holiday Nyepi at Bali.

Ogoh Ogoh parade one day before Day of Silence

Ogoh-Ogoh Parade in Ubud on the eve of Nyepi day in Bali, Indonesia.

Ogoh-Ogoh Parade, Ubud, Bali by James Clark of Nomadic Notes

Nyepi day - by Gus Dark

Greeting Nyepi day in Urban style, feel the spirit of the parade !

Balinese woman cries while in a state of trance during Melasti Ceremony at a beach on March 28, 2014 in Badung, Bali, Indonesia.

A woman cries during a state of trance during Melasti Ceremony in Badung, Bali, Indonesia. The ritual is held annually and is intended to cleanse and purify the soul.

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