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Festivals in Indonesia

If you’re wondering if Indonesia loves festivals, the answer is a resounding YES! Indonesia knows best how to combine its amazing nature with traditional foods and rituals and share them with both locals and travelers. It’s time to step out of your comfort zone and broaden your horizons! Make international friends and learn about their cultures. It doesn’t matter if you’re a foodie, music lover or a tree-hugging, free spirit, Indonesia has everything you’re looking for in a country and it’s heartily recommended!

The Java Jazz Festival

This festival is celebrated in March and has presented international names such as Stevie Wonder, Santana, John Legend, India Arie and many more. Indonesian artists also play a very big role in the festival and they welcome you with open arms!

BaliSpirit Festival

This vivid and colorful festival is celebrated from the end of March till the beginning of April. International health and wellness presenters make sure that the activities during the event boost your energy instead of soaking it all up. Get ready, because it’s time to lift your spirit!

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  • Jogja at Night City Tour
  • Interaction with Turtle at Turtle Island
  • Javanese home style dinner experience
  • Erotic Temple & tea Plantation
  • Borobudur and Prambanan One Day Tour
  • Balinese Traditional Food Cooking Class
  • Hiking beautiful Merapi vucano
  • Mount Ijen: Blue Fire & Crater lake
  • Visit Hinduist and Buddhist Temples
  • Bali best sights
  • 2 Days Bali Highlights Tour
  • Lovina Dolphin Tour
  • Ubad Ubud Bali Cooking Class
  • Riverside Dinner

Top festivals in Indonesia

  • Lift your spirits and get energized with people from all over the world during the BaliSpirit Festival on the 31st of May till the 5th of March
  • Celebrate the birth, enlightenment and death of Buddha in the traditional way and watch the sky lit up during the Waisak Festival on the 4th of May
  • If you want to do your ears a favor, you should visit the Java Jazz Festival on the 6th of March till the 8th of March
  • If you're into writing or storytelling, you might want to visit the Ubud Writers & Readers Festival on the 28th of October till the 1st of November
  • Check out Bau Nyale Fishing festival and enjoy catching fish with hundreds of locals in February or March
  • If you're passionate about anime, pay the Anime Festival a visit, the costumes alone will blow your mind away.
  • For the fashion lovers, head to Jember, East Java and attend the Jember Fashion Carnival.
  • If you can visit Indonesia during Eid-al-Fitr, the first day of the Islamic month of Shawwal which marks the end of Ramadan, a month of fasting and prayer. While not a festival in the real sense of the word, it will give you a very good understand of the culture and society you're visiting.

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Festivals in Indonesia

  • Waisak Festival is celebrated in honor of the birth, enlightenment and death of Buddha around the Labour Day long weekend, on the 4th of May. Large numbers of pilgrims and travelers are attracted to attend the sacred rituals of the traditionally dressed monks. The release of thousands of lanterns into the sky is the highlight of the celebration. Remember the iconic photos of monks dressed in orange robes? You'll see them walking towards the temple during the night, guiding their way with only torches and the full moon above their heads. It's said to be a very strong spiritual moment, take it all in!
  • Artists, locals, travelers, writers, literature lovers and storytellers come together during the annually celebrated Ubud Writers & Readers Festival that takes place on the 28th of October till the 1st of November. It has become Southeast Asia's largest and most known cultural and literary event, you shouldn't miss it if you're around! It's an amazing way to meet and listen to writers, thinkers, artists and performers from across Indonesia but also understand their background and assimilate great knowledge and education.