Say the words "Happy New Year" and you'll probably think of fireworks, parties, and cheers. But not in Bali, Indonesia. There, the people spend the first day of each new year in peace and quiet.
Its name is Nyepi, or Silent Day. For 24 hours, no one can leave their house, make loud noises, or use electricity or fire. Many people also don't eat anything all day. The idea is to clean your body and mind before you begin the new year.
Everyone must treat Nyepi seriously, even tourists. Only special police can be out on the streets. They are there to make sure no one breaks the rules!
Nyepi might not sound like much fun. But if you can make it through the day, you'll get a surprise. Because all lights are off during Nyepi, at night you can clearly see millions of stars in the sky! To me, that's way better than fireworks!