Our calendar of Bali events provides you with important dates for Balinese holidays, ceremonies, festivals, conferences, religious days and more.
Bali Events – 2015
- New Years Day (1st): Celebrations of the new year continue during the day.
- Chinese New Year (19th): A celebration of chinese new year.
- Nyepi Day (21st): Bali New Year/Bali day of “silence”. This day is a day of reflection, fasting and meditation. Complete silence for the entire island of Bali. No taxis. No traffic. Minimum staff at hotels. Airport closed.
- Bali Spirit Festival (31st March – 5th April): An annual celebration of yoga, dance and music in Ubud.
- National Awakening Day (20th): A public holiday in Indonesia which celebrates the five principles of Indonesian State Philosophy.
- Pager Wesi (6th): Ceremonies for strong mental and physical health.
- Bali Arts Festival (11th June – 9th July): A month long celebration of Balinese Culture, predominantly in Bali’s Capital Denpasar.
- Bali Kite Festival: a fun day out on Sanur beach, where teams from the villages of Denpasar fly giant kites as a religious ceremony. It is aimed to send a message to the gods to have healthy crops and harvests. It’s also a great sight to see too.
- Galungan Day (15th): A 10 day celebration of the return of the Balinese Gods and victory of virtue over evil.
- Kuningan Day (25th): Celebrated 10 days after Galungan day signifying the end of the new year holiday.
- Independence Day (17th): Commemorates the day Indonesia sort Independence, mainly celebrated amongst locals, where you may see dancing and processions. Hotels and restaurants etc usually unaffected.
- Sanur Village Festival (24th – 28th): A major tourist attraction which has water sports, activities, food and music.
- Ubud writers and readers festival (1st – 5th): A gathering of writers (of all genre’s) from around the world – this years theme “Through darkness to light”.
- Kuta Karnival: An annual festival in Kuta established after the Bali Bombings to rebuild spirit and tourism. Enjoy music, food, competitions, beach activities, parades and much more!
- Bali International Jazz Festival: Musicians from all over the world join for this major event, held in Kuta.
- Nusa Dua Fiesta: Celebrations in Nusa Dua, including music, arts, food and sports.
- Pager Wesi (2nd): Ceremonies for strong mental and physical health.
- Christmas Day (25th): Mainly celebrated by tourists and Balinese of the christian faith.
- New Years Eve (31st): Celebrations take place at resorts, restaurants and various locations in Bali.