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Welcoming Nyepi (Silent Day) Celebration during the Covid-19 Pandemic situation

By: I Wayan Suteja, EBPP Hindu Religion Teacher



Nyepi is the day of the turn of the new year for the Hindu religion. Nyepi Day is a very sacred day because it is as known as a day of reflection and self-introspection on all the good and bad things, we have done over the past year so that in the future we can become better individuals than the previous year.


A day before Nyepi day is called PENGERUPUKAN day, this is marked by a ritual of neutralizing negative elements from nature in Bali. This ritual is called MECARU; Mecaru is believed to balance nature so that when Nyepi takes place, everyone can worship more solemnly. In some areas in Bali, the Mecaru ritual is accompanied by an Ogoh-Ogoh parade, but due to Covid 19, the parade is limited and even not held.



Nyepi is the day of the turn of the new year for the Hindu religion. Nyepi Day is a very sacred day because it is as known as a day of reflection and self-introspection on all the good and bad things, we have done over the past year so that in the future we can become better individuals than the previous year.


A day before Nyepi day is called PENGERUPUKAN day, this is marked by a ritual of neutralizing negative elements from nature in Bali. This ritual is called MECARU; Mecaru is believed to balance nature so that when Nyepi takes place, everyone can worship more solemnly. In some areas in Bali, the Mecaru ritual is accompanied by an Ogoh-Ogoh parade, but due to Covid 19, the parade is limited and even not held.

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