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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 gourmet?

Indonesia has it all.

  • In Bali Ubud is in the race to become a 'Global Gastronomy Destination.'
  • The Bali government has started to enforce the ban on single use plastics.
  • Always wanted to see the Komodo dragons? Do it now; in 2020 Komodo National Park will be closed to the public all year.
  • Meanwhile Yogyakarta's world renowned Malioboro Street is now a pedestrians' haven -on certain days.

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2019 National Holidays and Festivals in Indonesia

January 1: Tahun Baru (New Year)
January 1-5: Galungan, Bali

February 5: Imlek (Chinese New Year) 

March 1-3: Java International Jazz Festival, Jakarta
March 7: Nyepi (Hindu New Year -Bali is closed off during 24 uur)
March 7-10: Indofest Indoor Outdoor Festival, Jakarta

April 3: Isra M'raj Nabi Muhamad SAW (The Prophet's Ascension)

April 19: Jumat Agung (Good Friday)
April 26-28: Ubud Food Festival, Bali

May 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

July 12-13: 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 of Abraham's sacrifice)

August 16-17: Ubud Village Jazz Festival
August 17: Hari Kemerdekaan (Independence Day)
August 21-25: Sanur Village Festival, Bali
August 29: Bali Kite Festival, Bali

September 1: Tahun Baru Hijriyah 1441 (Muharram: Muslim New Year 1441)
September 8:  Maybank Bali Marathon
September 24-30: Balinale Film Festival, Bali

October: Kuta Carnival, Bali
October: Jogya Java Carnival, Yogyakarta
October 23-27: Ubud Writers and Readers Festival, Bali

November 2-10: Tour de Singkarak, West Sumatra and Jambi
November 10: Maulud Nabi Muhammad SAW (birth of the Prophet Muhammed)
November: Ngayogjazz Festival, Yogyakarta
November: Jakarta International Film Festival

 December 25: Natal (Christmas)