Ready to start ticking off that Bali bucket list? Here’s the good news - long weekends, week-long vacations and Balinese ceremonies await in 2024!
Because it’s never too soon to start planning your next beachfront escape, we’ve put together a list of all the public holidays in Bali and Indonesia in 2024 – the national calendar celebrations and traditional festivities that could shape your 2024 itinerary. Whether you want to check out a Balinese ceremony, or you simply want to avoid the 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 ready – here are all the public holidays and important dates for 2024 in Bali and beyond!
Public holidays in Bali & Indonesia 2024
Monday 1st January 2024 – New Year’s Day
Thursday 8th February 2024 – The Ascension of Prophet Muhammad
Saturday 10th February 2024 – Chinese New Year, Year of the Dragon
Wednesday 28th February & Saturday 9th March 2024 – Galungan & Kuningan, a Balinese Hindu celebration
Monday 11th March 2024 – Nyepi, Bali’s Hindu New Year
Friday 29th March 2024 – Good Friday
Sunday 31st March 2024 – Easter Sunday
Wednesday 10th & Thursday 11th April 2024 – Hari Raya Idul Fitri
Wednesday 1st May 2024 – Labour Day
Thursday 9th May Friday 10th May 2024 – Ascension Day of Jesus Christ
Thursday 23rd & Friday 24th May 2024 – Waisak Day
Saturday 1st June 2024 – Pancasila Day
Monday 17th & Tuesday 18th June 2024 – Eid al-Adha
Sunday 7th July 2024 –Islamic New Year
Saturday 17th August 2024 – Indonesian Independence Day
Sunday 15th September 2024 – Prophet Muhammad’s Birthday
Tuesday 24th December 2024 – Christmas Eve
Wednesday 25th December 2024 – Christmas Day
Thursday 26th December 2024 – National Public Holiday (Cuti Bersama)
Tuesday 31st December 2024 – New Year’s Eve
Long weekends in Indonesia in 2024… Out of office: ON!
Expats and Bali residents, this one’s for you! Make the most of your Annual Leave by taking off February 5th, 6th and 7th for a 9-day holiday, or Monday 12th February for a five-day weekend. For an even longer break, there are the six days off for the Idul Fitri public holidays too, which totals 10 days off including the weekends! In May, there are already two four-day weekends, plus another four day-weekend in June, so we say, tag-on an extra Annual Leave day to each to make them five days off! And of course, we always recommend taking off multiple days around Christmas and New Year for an extended festive break too.
Bali travel inspiration for 2024
Not sure how to spend those extra long weekends and mid-week days off? Here’s some of our top Bali travel guides to help you out:
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Epic adventures on Nusa Penida
Laze the day away: It’s Bali’s best beach clubs!
The Ultimate Guide to Kuta Lombok
The Ultimate Guide to Nusa Lembongan & Ceningan
Explore Bali’s very best neighbourhoods
10 things to see & do in Komodo National Park
Don’t go chasing waterfalls – find them all here!
Catch a Bali sunset at these top spots
10 things to see & do in Menjangan
Dive into these epic infinity pools across the island
Head to the hills at these Ubud hotels
All the awesome things to do in Uluwatu
Happy holidays Honeys!