Indonesia and Bali Public Holidays

Bali is an island and a province of Indonesia. Some people get confuse as Bali is more famous than Indonesia. As a part of Indonesia, Bali is enjoying the Indonesia public holidays. Bali has its own public holiday also in addition of the Indonesian public holiday. It’s more likely to be Bali Important Days instead of public holidays. If you are more dealing with local balinese people, you should pay more attention to the bali important days also. This includes eating balinese food. They are mostly closed on bali important days but open on indonesia public holiday.

Indonesia Public Holidays are as follows:

January 1, 2013 New Year’s Day 2013
January 24, 2013 Birthday of the Prophet Mohammad SAW
February 10, 2013 Chinese New Year – Imlek 2564
March 12, 2013 Hari Nyepi Cakra 1935 (Bali Day of Silence)
March 29, 2013 Good Friday
May 9, 2013 Ascension Day of Jesus Christ into Heaven
May 25, 2013 Hari Raya Waisak 2557
June 6, 2013 Isra Mi’raj Prophet Mohammad SAW
August 5,6,7, 2013 Shared Holiday
August 8-9, 2013 Hari Raya Idul Fitri 1434H
August 17, 2013 Indonesian Independence Day
October 14, 2013 Shared Holiday
October 15, 2013 Idul Adha 1434 H
November 5, 2013 Islamic New Year 1435 H
December 25, 2013 Christmas Day
December 26, 2016 Shared Holiday

Bali Important Days / Public Holidays are as follows:

March 11-13, 2013 Hari Nyepi / Bali Day of Silence ceremonies
March 26-28, 2013 Galungan
April 6, 2013 Kuningan
August 10, 2013 Saraswati
August 14, 2013 Pagerwesi
Oktober 22-24, 2013 Galungan
November 2, 2013 Kuningan

Normally, on these dates, local balinese people will busy the ceremonies. Yes, only the local balinese people. Other local people, which are a lot from other part of indonesia, will work as usual. Tourist area won’t be affected.

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