bali holidays

The following information is provided to help visitors plan their activities while in Bali. There will usually be far more traffic on National Holidays and the evening before. There are colorful festivals on some days – as well under normal conditions temples (Pura) will be crowded so plan on seeing temples on different days.     However This year  (2021) most celebrations will be subdued due to Covid 19.
The actual days of holidays and festivals vary from year to year as most Bali events are set by Lunar calendars. 

While not likely to directly affect visitors the New and Full moon days are listed for information as these are special for most Balinese.

Please note that there may be special events occurring at a local level that are not listed here and may affect visitors.  In addition Government Offices and banks may have additional days when they are closed.

Holidays and Special Events

  • October 16, 2021:       Tumpek Uduh Ceremony (Crop plant blessings)
  • October 19, 2021:    PUBLIC HOLIDAY - Maulidur Rasul
  • October 28, 2021:   Saraswati Day.  (Second observation due to event being based on a lunar calendar)
  • November 10, 2021:   Galungan Festival and ceremonies.  Also Hari Pahkwan remembrance day
  • December 25, 2021:   PUBLIC HOLIDAY Christmas Day
  • December 27, 2021:   PUBLIC HOLIDAY, Christmas Day Holiday.
  • January 01, 2022:      PUBLIC HOLIDAY, New Years Day

New Moon and Full Moon Celebrated

  • October 6, 2021:       New Moon
  • October 20, 2021:     Full Moon
  • November 4, 2021:   New Moon
  • November 19, 2021:  Full Moon
  • December 4, 2021:   New Moon
  • December 18, 2021:  Full Moon


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