Today is Neypi, the day of silence. The evening before Nyepi the Balinese people have driven away the evil spirits with big and small scary ugly statues, loud music and burning torches.
Balinese men carry the statues to a crossroad or T-junction and rotate clockwise three times to scare off the evil spirits so they leave Bali. They call this procession Ogho-Ogho.
After Ogho-Ogho Nyepi, the day of silence, starts. On Nyepi nobody is allowed to work, no lights, no cooking, no watching tv, no use of cars or other transport even airplanes are not allowed to land on Bali. Because of the silence and the darkness in the night the evil spirits can’t find the way back to Bali.
For more interested information about Ogho Ogho or Neypi day you will find on Wikipedia.
Balinese men waiting in anticipation of the Ogho Ogho procession to start
To drive away the evil spirits they use burning torches,
play loud music
and carry big scary ugly statues
at the crossroad or T-junction they rotate clockwise three times
Men, women and children are present at the Ogho Ogho procession