Hindus in Bali to prepare a variety of activities to welcome Hari Raya Nyepi (Saka New Year 1932) which falls on Tuesday, March 5. One of them by making thousands of ogoh-ogoh or a giant statue. Ogoh-ogoh parade this year will be lively because the government contested.
Unlike last year, where the parade is prohibited because it coincided with the 2009 Presidential election campaign. Thousands of ogoh-ogoh it would paraded along the street since the afternoon until the evening before Nyepi Day or night Pengerupukan
On Nyepi Day's momentum, for 24 hours on the island of Bali life activity almost completely paralyzed, soluble in silence, solitude and peace, an atmosphere that does not exist anywhere in the world.On the island which is also called "The Icelandic of God" that most of the Hindus, the majority of Balinese people, totally abandon worldly things such as work, travel and even eat or drink.
Balinese tradition is turned fully appreciate the United Nations Environment Agency (United Nastions Environment Programme, UNEP). They have adopted the practice of Nyepi become World Silent Day (WSD) every March 21 of each year.
As is known, the World Silent Day was all over the world are invited to stop the use of energy and do not drive a motor vehicle for 4 hours starting at 10:00 until 14:00 local time.