Welcome to Bali and the rest of
wonderful and amazing Indonesia!
Looking for a journey of a lifetime? Business opportunities?
Spirituality? Ancient cultures? A jungle trail or a hike to the caldera
of a volcano? A tropical place to escape winter? Street food or
Indonesia has it all.
- The Bali government has started to
enforce the ban on single use plastics.
- Young Balinese social entrepreneur Kevin Kumala has created cassava based bioplastics. Check out his Avani Eco company, while you're in Bali.
- Always wanted to see the Komodo dragons? Take your time; the
Komodo National Park will not
close to the public next year after all.
- Yogyakarta's world renowned Malioboro Street is a
pedestrians' haven when Tuesday intersect with the five days'
Javanese day of Wage. That occurs every 35 days.
2019 National Holidays and Festivals in
1: Tahun Baru (New
(Chinese New Year)
March 1-3: Java International Jazz Festival, Jakarta
New Year -Bali is closed off
during 24 uur)
March 7-10: Indofest
Indoor Outdoor Festival, Jakarta
April 3: Isra
Muhamad SAW (The Prophet's Ascension)
Ubud Food Festival, Bali
1: Hari Buruh
Internasional (International Labor Day)
May 19: Waisak
(celebration of Lord Buddha's birth, enlightenment and death)
May 30: Kenaikan
Isa Almasih (Ascension)
June 1: Pancasila Day (Pancasila is the State philosophy)
June 5, 6: Idulfitri
(end of the fasting month)
June 15 -
July 13: Bali
Arts Festival, Bali
June 25 - July 25: JOG Art, Yogyakarta
Malioboro Night Festival, Yogyakarta
July 14: Makepung Bullock Races, Jembrana, Bali
July 23-27: International Choir Festival, Bali
July 28: Solo
Batik Carnival, Surakarta
August 12: Idul Adha (Muslim celebration
Village Jazz Festival
17: Hari Kemerdekaan (Independence
August 21-25: Sanur Village Festival, Bali
August 29: Bali Kite Festival, Bali
Tahun Baru Hijriyah
1441 (Muharram: Muslim New Year 1441)
September 8: Maybank Bali Marathon
24-30: Balinale Film Festival, Bali
October: Kuta Carnival, Bali
Jogya Java Carnival, Yogyakarta
23-27: Ubud Writers and Readers Festival, Bali
November 2-10: Tour de Singkarak, West Sumatra and Jambi
Maulud Nabi Muhammad SAW (birth
of the Prophet Muhammed)
International Film Festival
December 25: Natal