The beautiful island of Bali has so much to celebrate every year that tourists are always drawn to the Paradise Island all-year-round. Especially this coming March, Bali Island have traditional events that captured the interests of most adventurers. The intriguingly exciting celebration of Melasti and Nyepi religious festivals happening this coming month are just some of the most anticipated this year.
Other popular events in Bali include the Bali Arts Festival which kicks off the whole month of June and showcases the island’s cultural appeal. Each year, Independence Day takes place on August 17 and its colorful processions are being witnessed by crowds of onlookers.
The most highlight Bali events once the calendar hits January is the celebration of New Year’s Day and the celebration of Sang Yang, the believed creator of the universe with grand ceremonies island-wide.
Kuningan Ceremony is being held in early February for ten days which signifies the end of the New Year holiday. You will see yellow rice being offered and temples are beautified to bid farewell to the gods.
During the mid-April, Kartini Day is being celebrated by women on their traditional attire to commemorate Raden Ajeng Kartini , the birth of the founder of the Balinese women rights movement.
The National Awakening day is being celebrated every 20th of May every year. It is a public holiday also known as ‘Hari Kebangkitan Nasional’ marking the principles of the Indonesian state philosophy. This event is usually hosted by government offices and schools.
June of every year is when Bali Arts Festival is being witnessed by both local and foreign tourists. It runs between June and July and celebrates the arts and culture of Bali Island. On same month, Kite Festival is also being celebrated. It is a fun event seeing lots of kite flying throughout the day.
Negara Bull Races is an event happening every July each year. Bulls are being washed and adorned with garlands and coupled to chariots to race in an enthralling event. Bali Island’s Independence Day is being held every 17th of August every year wherein you will see national flags all over the country and features the traditional music, processions and nonstop dancing. Nusa Dua Festival is also celebrated in the month of August. It is a week-long event in Bali’s popular and must-see Nusa Dua resort which features many Balinese treats that include singing, dancing and eating.
All the prominent temples in Bali are being celebrated during the island’s Temple Celebrations throughout September. During October, the Ubud Writers and Readers Festival go off for five days every year and sees dozens of writers coming from several countries.
November is the month for Bali International Jazz Festival, a major event in Bali Island with performers from all over the world playing out to crowds for three days.
As celebrated elsewhere around the world, Christmas day is celebrated by Bali’s Christian faithful and tourists get particular jovial at resort bars and restaurants while New Year’s Eve falls every 31st of the December every year.