Event Calender

December 2015

Christmas

Date: 25 December 2015

bali-new-year-eveAlthough a predominantly Hindu island, Bali has communities of other religions. During Christmas time, Christian Balinese gather in their masses to unique churches that blend traditional Balinese architectural features. Among the most notable Balinese Protestant and Catholic communities are located in the villages of Palasari and Blimbingsari in West Bali. There are also other notable churches and cathedrals around the Denpasar area.

February 2016

Galungan

Date: 10 February 2016

This is the most important holiday symbolizing the victory of Virtue (Dharma) upon Evil (Adharma). The holiday is specialized by the fitting of ‘penjor’, a tall bamboo pole splendidly decorated with woven young coconut leaves, fruit, cakes and flowers, on the right side of every house entrance. People are attired in their finest clothes and jewels this day.

Kuningan

Date: 20 February 2016

This holiday takes place ten days after Galungan, bringing the holiday period to a closing time. On this day, a special ritual ceremony is held for the Ancestral spirits.

Maret 2016

Nyepi

Date: 9 Maret 2016

This holiday is the Balinese New Year called icaka New Year, the day of total silence throughout the island. No activity, no traffic at all on the roads, no fire may be lit for 24 hours. Great purification and sacrificial rites are held the day before so as to exorcize evil spirits from every corner of the island.

Bali Spirit Festival

Date: 29 Maret 2016

a Global Celebration of Yoga, Dance, Music. The BaliSpirit Festival is a spiritually charged event that celebrates yoga, dance and music and the synergy of global cultural collaboration through the arts. Its celebrate until 3-April-2016.

May 2016

Ubud Food Festival

Date: 27 May 2016

This is an event that warrants a mandatory visit by locals and justifiable attendance by non-locals. It is hard to believe that this year will be the first to see an event of this kind and scale in Bali. If Festival founder, Janet DeNeefe’s Ubud Writers & Readers Festival (UWRF) is anything to go by, then we are all definitely in for a treat. Its celebrate until 29-May-2016.

June 2016

Ubud Art Festival

Date: 11 June 2016

The Bali Arts Festival is a cultural treat for lucky visitors who are in Bali until mid July. The festival traditionally starts on the second Saturday of June and runs through the month of July. It is the perfect moment to witness Bali’s wealth of performing arts together with various cultural highlights from other islands in Indonesia. As one of the main highlights in Bali’s calendar of events, the annual celebration features various artworks and cultural achievements, inviting locals and international visitors to the Taman Werdhi Budaya Arts Centre in Denpasar where most of the daily exhibitions and art performances are focused. Its celebrate until 9-July-2016.

July 2016

Bali Kites Festival

Date: 3 July 2016

The Bali Kites Festival is a series of kiting events that take place annually between July and August, notably at the start of the windy season. The kite festivals are one of Bali’s major provincial calendar highlights presenting unique cultural scenes on par with the preceding the Bali Arts Festival. The festival is slated for various dates, with main events customarily taking place along the eastern coast of Padanggalak, just north of Sanur. Its celebrate until 5-July-2016.

August 2016

Sanur Village Festival

Date: 26 August 2015

Carrying on “The New Spirit of Heritage” and “Dasa Warsa” (Ten Years) as this year’s theme, the Sanur Village Festival highlights a bazaar and food festival, fashion shows, expos, tours, culinary challenges, Yoga, sports activities and environmental awareness programs, and it will also highlight an international kite festival, an exotic jukung festival and a Sanur Run. Its celebrate until 30-Aug-2016.

September 2016

Galungan

Date: 7 September 2016

This is the most important holiday symbolizing the victory of Virtue (Dharma) upon Evil (Adharma). The holiday is specialized by the fitting of ‘penjor’, a tall bamboo pole splendidly decorated with woven young coconut leaves, fruit, cakes and flowers, on the right side of every house entrance. People are attired in their finest clothes and jewels this day.

Kuningan

Date: 17 September 2016

This holiday takes place ten days after Galungan, bringing the holiday period to a closing time. On this day, a special ritual ceremony is held for the Ancestral spirits.