Friday, 16 March 2018


Via Slashdot, we learn that to mark the island’s New Year (Isakawarsa) observance on this Saturday, the government of Bali will suspend internet services so Hindu residents may honour Nyepi, the Day of Silence, a time reserved for quiet reflection, meditation and fasting. The date is determined on the Balinese Saka calendar by the day that falls after the new Moon in the month corresponding with March in Western traditions. The streets are virtually deserted for the day and the island’s airport is closed as well—with exceptions only granted for emergencies.