today is the Balinese New Year also known as Nyepi.
It is a day of SILENCE, nobody (not even tourists are allowed outside, although they have special dispensation to let them go outside of the hotel room & stay within the grounds of the hotel, but they must not create too much noise)can go outside, there should be no cooking, fire or lights, from 6:00am until 6:00 am the following day)
Infact there should be no internet, but they have had to capitulate as it would be a very difficult thing to control, although there is NO TV or Radio.
The only people allowed outside are the local police force (Pecalang) who have the power to arrest & detain anyone caught wandering about, & if the people who try & get caught become too insensitive about why they are not allowed outside, they can & are deported the very next day when the airport closes,, yes that's right the airport closes for the day too, only a handful of staff there in case of emergency landings. Hospitals have skeleton staff and emergency vehicles available for well emergencies.
It all starts the day before Nyepi, where Balinees have the biggest party of the year, making as much noise as possible, going around their compound, local area, banging on pots & pans with big sticks, the idea or this is to try & wake up the evil spirits that are sleeping, the party finally accumulates in the OGA OGA parade in each area, there are effigies of all sorts of spirit demons/gods & other things, where at the end the oga oga are supposed to be burned & turned into ashes.
The reason for today being quiet is that yesterday as much noise as possible was made to wake up the evil spirits, today those evil spirits are wandering around looking for somebody to possess, with everybody inside not making any noise, then those spirits cannot find anyone, so they go back to sleep for another year.
That is a very simplistic explanation, there are more meaningful & religious reasons too long to go into now.
Suffice it to say, HAPPY NEW YEAR TO BALI
Have a great day wherever in the world you are from Wayan in totally silent, Bali