A Balinese Hindu uses his mobile phone on a beach during a Melasti purification ceremony, ahead of the holy day Nyepi, in Gianyar, Bali. Photo: Reuters

Bali to halt flights, shut shops and turn off internet for ‘Day of Silence’

Known locally as Nyepi, Hindus on the island are expected to stop all work and play and remain indoors on Saturday, while unmarried people kiss each other as residents pour buckets of water over them

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A Balinese Hindu uses his mobile phone on a beach during a Melasti purification ceremony, ahead of the holy day Nyepi, in Gianyar, Bali. Photo: Reuters
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