Say the words "Happy New Year" and you'll probably think of fireworks, parties, and cheers. But not in Bali, Indonesia. There, the people spend the first day of each new year in peace and quiet.
Its name is Nyepi, or Silent Day. For 24 hours, no one can leave their house, make loud noises, or use electricity or fire. Many people also don't eat anything all day. The idea is to clean your body and mind before you begin the new year.
Everyone must treat Nyepi seriously, even tourists. Only special police can be out on the streets. They are there to make sure no one breaks the rules!
Nyepi might not sound like much fun. But if you can make it through the day, you'll get a surprise. Because all lights are off during Nyepi, at night you can clearly see millions of stars
in the sky! To me, that’s way better than fireworks!
這一天叫做「寧靜日／安寧日」（印尼文為「Nyepi」），在這 24 小時內，沒有人會離開屋內、大聲喧嘩、使用電力或生火，許多人還會全日禁食。這麼做是為了在新的一年開始前，好好淨化身心靈。