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

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

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

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, festival to welcome the holiday Nyepi at Bali.

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

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

Nyepi day - by Gus Dark

Nyepi day - by Gus Dark

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

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

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