Where is the New Year celebrated with 24 hours of silence?
The “Day of Silence” (called Nyepi in Balinese) occurs on the predominantly Hindu island of Bali, Indonesia. To some, the New Year’s celebration sounds like paradise — no words spoken, no cars driven, no WiFi, and lights off for the day. For others who are used to more indulgent New Year’s celebrations? Not so much.
The day meant for self-reflection is a Hindu celebration; the date varies according to the Balinese calendar but often falls in March. The custom also applies to tourists, as shops are closed, road use is forbidden, and even the local airport is shut down for 24 hours. Mobile providers also lock service, so those who do visit are completely unplugged to start the New Year fresh.
Trivia Answer: The correct answer is Bali, Indonesia