Om Swastiastu, Nyepi is the Hindu Bali/Indonesia New Year. this year, Nyepi falls on March 31, 2014. what is the meaning of Nyepi Holy Day? how does it celebrate throughout Indonesian, especially in Bali? I hope below explanation benefits you all. Om shanti, shanti, shantih, Om// Ethics Meaning Nyepi Is For Self-Control Hindu religion for those embraces the teachings of the Holy Vedic literature inspired by Sang Hyang Widhi Wasa (The God). Hinduism also has a framework consisting of Tatwa (philosophy), Susila (ethics), and Upakara (ceremonies or rituals). Those three it is a unified in one which can not be separated from one another. Philosophy, Ethics and Ceremony/Rituals must be understood, internalized and implemented in order to achieve the goal of Hinduism. The purpose or goal of the Hindu religion is nothing else but to achieve spiritual peace and physical well being. In the sacred literature is called “Moksartham Jagadhitaya Ca iti Dharma” which means Dharma (religion) is to attain Moksha and reach the well-being of life, moksha is also referred as Mukti which means attain freedom of Jiwatman or lasting spiritual happiness (Upadesa: 2001, 5). Based on the above definition all the order of the feasts of the Hindu religion has a philosophycal meaning, the feast also has ethics and ceremonies as the embodiment of the philosophy. In theory, the action says that the noble values of arranging behavioral attitudes of society, in practical that theory is to dissect a Hindu ritual/ceremony, especially Nyepi also has a philosophy as a reference for implementing the ceremonies and has ethical (moral) as a standard guideline for performing the Nyepi ceremony. This means as an order of noble values contained in a Hindu holy day including Nyepi. Nyepi Day is one of the great feast of the Hindus in Bali, philosophy (tattva) and moral (ethical) which is used to all the ceremonies the Hindu Holy Days in Bali. Hindu cultural values recognized in the Yajnya ceremonies including the Yadnya on Nyepi Holy day is a spiritual force that can shape the identity of the people; as a vehicle for self-control and can be as the amplifier integration to the human beings in the sense of very universal. Nyepi Day as a Hindus Holy Day which is the peak of the Hindus identity in Indonesia because this sacred feast recognized by the central Government of Indonesia as a national holiday from 1983. Prior to that year, Nyepi Day ass only a regional holiday for Bali island! Nyepi day falls in exactly once a year, exactly on the Saka New Year. At that moment the sun towards northern latitudes, when Uttarayana which is also called Devayana sure a good time to draw closer to God Almighty or Ida Sanghyang Widhi Wasa. It stated on Sang Hyang Aji Swamandala holy scripture that, Tawur (ceremony) Bhuta Yadnya or Tawur Kesanga should be held at the dead moon of the month of Chaitra month (Tilem Kesanga), a day before Nyepi is celebrated. According to the prevailing tradition in Bali, the sequence of Nyepi begins with Melasti ceremony to Segara (Sea), The Lord at Bale Agung (village temple) next Bhuta Yadnya is held (tawur Kesanga), Nyepi, and the day after Nyepi called Ngembak Geni. The purpose of the Nyepi ceremony can be seen from the following various aspects: 1. Religious aspect is a process of purification Bhuwana Agung (Macrocosm) and Bhuwana Alit (Microcosm) to realize the emotional and physical well-being and happiness (jagadhita and moksha) forged a life based on Satyam (truth), Siwam (chastity), Sundaram (harmony, beautiful). 2. Allowing one-self to do penance, yoga and meditation (samadi) for each individual, this implies an evaluation of the deeds in a year and also acts as self restraint. 3. Socio-cultural aspects is a vehicle for the integration of people, t was seen at the time of the Hindus together in the parade carrying the Lord (IT Symbols) from the beginning; from each temple throughout the days in Bale Agung temple and proceed further Melasti. Here, in this process the community’s cohesiveness appear together. contd..