Balinese New Year
Balinese New Year, also known as Nyepi or Day of Silence, is an important and significant day that symbolises the beginning of a new year. With restrictions on electricity, working, travelling and entertainment the streets become an empty but serene setting. This Hindu celebration is a day where worldly tasks stop and reflection, contemplation and introspection begin. Reviewing the past year and making higher expectations for oneself, many often seek forgiveness from people they have wronged in the past. Many days after there are various celebrations including parades and dances that take place in the local streets.
Our Indonesian programs are available in Victoria, New South Wales, Western Australia and Queensland. These are immersive programs that shares the rich culture of Indonesia through music and dance. Students learn about the various customs that have existed for centuries for example rice basket weaving, Cendrawasih dance and more. Learning the origins, symbolism and significance of Indonesian culture, students get an entire Balinese experience.
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