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Mosques turn off loudspeakers to observe Nyepi, the Hindu Day of Silence in Indonesia.
Balinese Hindus have already celebrated two major religious events this year: Nyepi and Galungan — each providing an opportunity for the island’s residents to display interfaith tolerance and friendship.
Everyone on Bali respects Nyepi, the Hindu Day of Silence, regardless of religion. The annual celebration highlights an example of religious tolerance and interfaith co-existence. Muslims performed Friday prayer, but did so without loudspeakers out of respect for Nyepi.
Hindu and Muslim leaders recently held a joint iftar feast at a palace in Denpasar on the Island of Bali to promote tolerance between their communities.