List of Bali Holidays 2013 Calendar | Holidays in Bali 2013
01 – New Year’s Day (Tuesday)
24 – Mawlid (Thursday)
10 – Chinese New Year (biggest holiday in Asia, known as ‘Imlek’ in Indonesia) (Sunday)
12 – Nyepi (New Year of Bali) (Tuesday)
24 – Maulidur Rasul (Sunday)
24-29 – Holy Week (Sunday – Friday)
29 – Good Friday (Friday)
09 – Ascension Day (Thursday)
25 – Waisak (biggest Buddhist holiday of the year) (Saturday)
06 – Isra Miraj (Thursday)
7/8 – Lebaran/Idul Fitri (Wednesday or Thursday)
17 – Independence Day (Saturday)
14/15 – Eid al Adha (Monday – Tuesday)
05 – Muharram (Tuesday)
Travelling For Holidays in Bali in 2013
Bali is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world and it is visited by millions of people every year. One of the most popular Bali holidays is Nyepi (Balinese new year), which usually takes place in March. There are festivals all over Bali to celebrate the holiday. Bali is one of the few places on earth that truly deserves its nickname of “paradise”.
The culture of Bali is a little different than the rest of Indonesia since Bali’s main religion is Hinduism rather than Islam. Dancing and music are two of the most popular aspects of Balinese culture. A few of the most popular dances in Bali are Kecak, Barong, and Calonarang. Bali has hotels for almost every budget.
Prices vary from about $20/night to more than $200/night. There are also many luxurious hot springs, spas, and massage parlors in Bali so if you are looking for a vacation destination where you can relax, it doesn’t get any better than Bali.
There are thousands of festivals held each year in Bali in the tens of thousands of temples across the island. In fact, every village in Bali is required by law to build at least three temples. Some of the wealthier villages have a lot more than the three required temples.
One of the most popular festivals in Galungan, which occurs once every 210 days and lasts for 10 days. Nyepi (also known as the “Day of Silence”) is the biggest festival/holiday of the year as it marks the Hindu New Year.