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Country Facts

  • Republic of Indonesia (RI)
  • Capital: Jakarta
  • Population: 246 mil.
  • Population in Bali: 4 mil.
  • Officeal languages: Bahasa Indonesian
  • Major languages: Bahasa Indonesian, English
  • Religions: Islam majority, plus Christian groups, Hinduism, animism and ancestor worship.
  • Balis religions: Hindu (84.5%)
  • Time Zone: GMT + 7
  • Time Zone Bali: GMT + 8
  • Currency: Indonesian rupiah (IDR)
  • International phone code: +62

Indonesian Public Holidays

  • January 1
  • January/February
  • Jan (usually)
  • March/April
  • March/April
  • March or April (usually)
  • May/June
  • Middle June
  • July and Sept (usually between )
  • August 17
  • Oct or Nov (usually)
  • Dec and Jan (usually between )
  • December 25
  • New Year (Tahun Baru)
  • Chinese New Year
  • Muharam - Islamic New Year
  • Nyepi, Balinese New Year
  • Good Friday and Easter Sunday
  • Maulud Nabi Muhammad, Anniversary of the birth of Muhammed
  • Waisak Day, Anniversary of the birth, death and enlightenment of Buddha
  • Ascension Day of Jesus
  • Lailat al Miraj Ascension Day of Muhammed
  • Independence Day (Hari Proklamasi Kemerdekaan)
  • Idul Fitri, The celebration of the end of Ramadan
  • Idul Adha (Hajhl) Feast of Sacrifice
  • Christmas

Balis Galungun: Takes place for ten days every 210 days to celebrate the victory of good over evil.

Festivals in Bali

Every year, many international festivals are held in Bali, in collaboration with different organisaitons. Here are some:

  1. BALINALE: Bali International Film Festival
  2. Bali International Chor Festival
  3. Bali Spirit Festival
  4. Bali Life Jazz Festival
  5. Rice Harvest Festival
  6. MRA Bali International Triathlon
  7. Bali Kite Festival
  8. Sanur Village Festival
  9. Ubud Writers and Readers Festival
  10. Traditional and Ceremonial Balinese Festivals (around the year)
  11. Galungan, Nyepi, Saraswati, ...


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