Ready to start ticking off that travel bucket list? Here’s the good news - long weekends, week-long public holidays and traditional Balinese ceremonies await!
Because it’s never too soon to start planning your next beachfront vacay, we’ve put together a list of all the public holidays in Bali and Indonesia in 2019 – the national calendar celebrations and traditional festivities that could shape your travel itinerary. Whether you want to check out a cultural celebration, or you simply want to avoid any additional traffic, we’ve got you covered.
For Bali’s expats, you’ll be pleased to hear there are loooong, long weekends on the horizon for your island escapes (plus plenty of ways to maximise your Annual Leave), while for the culture-vultures out there, why not plan your trip around a special ceremony to get a taste of Bali’s traditions? Whatever you choose, get those diaries at the ready!
Public holidays 2019
Tuesday 1st January – New Year’s Day
Tuesday 5th February – Chinese New Year
Thursday 7th March – Nyepi – Bali’s Hindu New Year
Wednesday 3rd April – Isra Mi’raj
Friday 19th April – Good Friday
Wednesday 1st May – Labour Day
Sunday 19th May – Waisak Day
Thursday 30th May – Ascension Day of Jesus Christ
Saturday 1st June – Pancasila Day
Monday 3rd June – Lebaran
Tuesday 4th June – Lebaran
Wednesday 5th June – Idul Fitri
Thursday 6th June – Idul Fitri
Friday 7th June – Lebaran
Sunday 11th August – Idul Adha
Saturday 17th August – Indonesian Independence Day
Sunday 1st September – Islamic New Year
Saturday 9th November – Prophet Muhammad’s Birthday
Tuesday 24th December – Christmas Eve
Wednesday 25th December – Christmas Day
Out of office: ON!
Bali expats, this one’s for you! Make the most of your Annual Leave by taking off Monday 4th February, Friday 8th March, Friday 31st May and Monday 23rd December – that’s 4 extra long weekends to add to your diary! And psst – this year, Indonesia’s government has granted an entire week off for Lebaran and Idul Fitri, the perfect time to take that international trip.
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Happy holidays Honeys!