Easter is the celebration of Christ’s resurrection from the dead. It is celebrated on Sunday, and marks the end of Holy Week, the end of Lent, the last day of the Easter Triduum (Holy Thursday, Good Friday and Easter Sunday), and is the beginning of the Easter season of the liturgical year.
NYEPI Nyepi is a Balinese “Day of Silence” that is commemorated every Saka new year according to the Balinese calendar. No activities are allowed to take place. These mandatory religious prohibitions include no pleasure (amati lelangon), no traffic (amati lelungan), no fire (amati geni) and no work (amati karya). The silence begins sunrise around 6:00 am of 9 March 2016 and will go on until the next 24 hours.
Ogoh – Ogoh Parade is held 1 day before Nyepi ( Bali Silence Day ), it is not just bring the models of demon then burn them, but Ogoh-ogoh is ritual, competition and communal pride. This is a annual event. The name Ogoh – Ogoh is taken from Balinese “ogah-ogah” which means something which is shaken. In fact, when ogoh – ogoh is paraded around it is always shaken by the carriers of ogoh ogoh to make it looks like moving or dancing, bring them around then burn them at the end of the parade.
Makiyis or Melasti Ceremony is a Hindu religious ceremony to purify Bhuana Alit (small world) and Bhuana Agung (the universe). This ceremony is performed with a parade procession followed by thousand of Hindu people by bringing all the equipment ceremonies and the symbol of gods to the sea or other water sources that are believed by Hindus as a place to purify all the elements of this universe. The usual symbols of gods brought to the sea are Keris, spears, banners (Umbul-umbul), statues, Barong etc. This procession is one of the unique Hindu ceremonies where the procession was followed
Kuningan day is the day when their ancestors return to heaven after visiting the earth during Galungan celebration. They make offerings to be given to the ancestors on their farewell day. The offerings include yellowed rice (Kuningan is derived from the word kuning which means yellow). Many people believe that the celebration should be done before noon, before gods and goddess’ return to the heavens to continue their asceticism.