Bali Ceremonies Calendar 2018
Çaka 1939 – 1940

Bali local citizens are mostly Hindu followers and have their own Lunar-based calendar system called the Çaka calendar. The print version of this calendar is available to buy at local supermarkets and bookstores. The calendar provides general information about Indonesia public holidays, also various information such as the Moon cycle, Hindu holidays & events, recommended period for planting & harvesting crops, and many more. Among the holidays, there are some very important holidays like Galungan which requires a lot of details that the Balinese would take leave from their daily work for one full week.

If you come to Bali at the “right” time, you might be frustrated with lots of worker holidays and roadblocks since Balinese often use the road to hold a ceremony. To have a full experience of your holiday in Bali, below you can find important days taken from the Balinese calendar so that you can plan you holiday with ease.

Notes:
– Bold text denotes national holidays in Indonesia
– Pink text denotes Balinese holiday. Click on the text to view its description

JANUARY

01 New Year 2018


FEBRUARY

16 Chinese New Year 2569
2018 the year of Brown Earth Dog


MARCH

17 Nyepi & Çaka New Year 1940
17 Saraswati
21 Pagerwesi
30 Good Friday


APRIL

01 Easter
14 Isra Miraj


MAY

01 International Labour Day
10 Ascension Day
20 Pantecost Day
29 Vesak 2562
30 Galungan


JUNE

01 Pancasila Day
09 Kuningan
1516 Idul Fitri


AUGUST

17 National Day
22 Idul Adha


SEPTEMBER

11 Islamic New Year 1440


OCTOBER

13 Saraswati
17 Pagerwesi


NOVEMBER

20 Birth of the Prophet


DECEMBER

25 Christmas
26 Galungan


Aside from those holidays, Balinese people also celebrate the full moon & new moon, anniversary of their temples, and the days called “Tumpek”. Tumpek are auspicious days on the Balinese calendar. There are six Tumpek which are spread over a 210 day cycle called Pawukon. Tumpek days signify the meeting of a Saniscara weekday (Saturday) and Keliwon day. The six Tumpek and the dates are listed below, and you can click on the text to view its description.

  • 31 Mar 27 Oct Tumpek Landep
  • 05 May 01 Dec Tumpek Uduh
  • 09 Junr Tumpek Kuningan
  • 14 Jul Tumpek Krulut
  • 20 Jan 18 Aug Tumpek Kandang
  • 24 Feb 22 Sep Tumpek Wayang