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Balinese New Year called Nyepi (around march according to lunar calendar), is a silent day of meditation and spiritual purification. One day before exorcist rituals are held for purification and balance of polar powers of the universe, first at noon by a priest (exorcism called Caru or Tawur Agung) and later on after sunset in a popular, carneval-like procession of Ogoh-Ogoh, symbolizing bhuta kali (demon, bad spirits,bad habits), so all the bad spirits leave the village and the island. Loud,...
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