Ready to start ticking off that Bali bucket list? Here’s the good news - long weekends, week-long vacations and Balinese ceremonies await in 2023!
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 2023 – the national calendar celebrations and traditional festivities that could shape your 2023 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 2023 in Bali and beyond!
Public holidays in Bali & Indonesia 2023
Sunday 1st January 2023 – New Year’s Day
Wednesday 4th & Saturday 14th January 2023 – Galungan & Kuningan, Bali’s Hindu celebration of the ancestors
Sunday 22nd January 2023 – Chinese New Year, Year of the Rabbit
Saturday 18th February 2023 – The Ascension of Prophet Muhammad
Wednesday 22nd March 2023 – Nyepi, Bali’s Hindu New Year
Friday 7th April 2023 – Good Friday
Sunday 9th April 2023 – Easter Sunday
Friday 21st – 26th April 2023 – Hari Raya Idul Fitri
Monday 1st May 2023 – Labour Day
Thursday 18th May 2023 – Ascension Day of Jesus Christ
Thursday 1st June 2023 – Pancasila Day
Sunday 4th June 2023 – Waisak Day
Thursday 29th June 2023 – Eid al-Adha
Wednesday 19th July 2023 –Islamic New Year
Thursday 17th August 2023 – Indonesian Independence Day
Thursday 28th September 2023 – Prophet Muhammad’s Birthday
Sunday 12th November 2023 – Diwali
Sunday 24th December 2023 – Christmas Eve
Monday 25th December 2023 – Christmas Day
Tuesday 26th December 2023 – National Public Holiday (Cuti Bersama)
Sunday 31st December 2023 – New Year’s Eve
Long weekends in Indonesia in 2023… Out of office: ON!
Expats and Bali residents, this one’s for you! Make the most of your Annual Leave by taking off Monday 20th March and Tuesday 21st March for a six-day holiday, or Friday 19th May for a four-day weekend. For an even longer break, you can book off 15th to 17th May for a nine-day holiday, and of course, there are six days off for the Idul Fitri public holidays too! You can also take off 2nd June, 30th June, 18th August and 29th September for four more four-day weekends, or take off multiple days around Christmas and New Year for an extended festive break.
Bali travel inspiration for 2023
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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Happy holidays Honeys!