Ready to start ticking off that Bali bucket list? Here’s the good news - long weekends, week-long public holidays & 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 2020 – the national calendar celebrations and traditional festivities that could shape your 2020 travel itinerary. Whether you want to check out a Balinese ceremony, or you simply want to avoid any additional holiday traffic, we’ve got you covered with these important diary dates.
For Bali’s expats, you’ll be pleased to hear there are plenty of 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 Balinese holiday to get a taste of the island’s enchanting culture? Whatever you choose, get those calendars at the ready!
Public holidays in Bali & Indonesia 2020
Wednesday 1st January – New Year’s Day
Saturday 25th January – Chinese New Year
Sunday 22nd March – The Ascension of the Prophet Muhammad
Wednesday 25th March – Nyepi, Bali’s Hindu New Year
Friday 10th April – Good Friday
Sunday 12th April – Easter Sunday
Friday 1st May – Labour Day
Thursday 7th May – Waisak Day
Thursday 21st May – Ascension Day of Jesus Christ
Friday 22nd May – National Public Holiday (Cuti Bersama)
Sunday 24th May – Idul Fitri
Monday 25th May – Idul Fitri
Tuesday 26th May – National Public Holiday (Cuti Bersama)
Wednesday 27th May – National Public Holiday (Cuti Bersama)
Monday 1st June – Pancasila Day
Friday 31st July – Eid al-Adha
Monday 17th August – Indonesian Independence Day
Thursday 20th August – Islamic New Year
Thursday 29th October – Prophet Muhammad’s Birthday
Saturday 14th November – Diwali
Thursday 24th December – Christmas Eve
Friday 25th December – Christmas Day
Thursday 31st December – New Year’s Eve
Out of office: ON!
Expats and Bali residents, this one’s for you! Make the most of your Annual Leave by taking off Friday 8th May, Friday 21st August and Friday 30th October for 3 four-day weekends, and if you fancy an even longer break in August, take off Tuesday 18th and Wednesday 19th for a six-day weekend! And psst – this year, Indonesia’s government has granted extra days off around Lebaran and Idul Fitri, and with the Ascension of Jesus Christ on Thursday 21st May, that means you’ll be out of the office for 7 whole days until Thursday 28th May. But hey, with Pancasila Day just a few days later on June 1st, why not take off Thursday 28th May and Friday 29th May too, to grant yourself an extra 4 days on top of that week off – that’s a 10 day holiday from just 2 days Annual Leave! It’s the perfect time to take that international trip you’ve been thinking about… (you’re welcome!)
Travel Inspiration for 2020
Not sure how to spend those extra long weekends and mid-week days off? Here’s some of our top travel guides to help you out:
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Happy holidays Honeys!