Nyepi: Bali’s New Year’s Day of Complete Silence

Nyepi: Bali’s New Year’s Day of Complete Silence

This year, the Balinese celebration of Nyepi (Day of Silence) commemorating Isakawarsa (Saka new year) fell on Wednesday, March 25th. The main purpose of Nyepi Day is to pray for the purification of humanity, earth, and the universe, something very much needed during this time. Leading up towards Nyepi Day important ceremonies are held in […]

Southeast Asia’s Lunar New Year

Southeast Asia’s Lunar New Year

Ring in the New Year again and again Much of the world has already waved goodbye to the festive season and welcomed in 2017 but the Lunar New Year is yet to be celebrated by millions across Southeast Asia. A holiday by many names, families throughout Thailand, Laos, Cambodia and Myanmar will be taking part […]