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Bali Festival Calendar
Holidays and religious festivals

In Bali, a variety of calendars determine the daily lives of residents. For the "secular" life (banks, offices) the western Gregorian calendar is used. In addition, the old java market and moon calendar for certain fixed and ceremony day is used and extremely important. This calendar has 210 days cycle and determines the main Bali's holidays, such as the Galungan and Kuningan day.
However, the religious celebrations of other religions such as Buddhism, Christianity, Islam and Confucius are also respected in Bali.

HOLIDAY CALENDAR 2019 and CEREMONIES

===== JANUARY 2019 =====

1. Jan. 2019

New Year's Day - a holiday on which some of the shops are closed, supermarkets and shopping centers, however, are opened.

5. Jan. 2019
Kuningan day
This holiday is the tenth day after Galungan and closing ceremonies. On Kuningan day special rituals for the ancestors and forefathers are held and yellow rice sacrificed (Kuning means yellow).

5. Jan. 2019
Siwaratri day for introspective meditation and fasting. The holy book of the Hindus is read.

6. Jan. 2019

Tilem Sasih Kapitu - New Moon Ceremony
The seventh new moon in the Balinese calendar. Big ceremony at Pura Agung Jagatnatha temple in Denpasar by 19 clock.

20. Jan. 2019
Purnama Sasih Kaulu - Full Moon Ceremony
The eighth full moon in the Balinese calendar. Full moon ceremonies are held in temples, what all Balinese Hindus participate and colorful offerings of fruit, flowers and food are made to the gods.

===== FEBRUARY 2019 =====

4. Feb. 2019

Tilem Sasih Kaulu - New Moon Ceremony
The eighth new moon Balinese calendar. Big ceremony at Pura Agung Jagatnatha temple in Denpasar by 19 clock.

5. Feb. 2019
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19. Feb. 2019

Purnama Sasih Kasanga - Full Moon Ceremony
The ninth full moon in the Balinese calendar. Full moon ceremonies are held in temples, Balinese and Hindus participate and colorful offerings of fruit, flowers and food made to the gods.

===== MARCH 2019 =====

6. March 2019

Tilem Kasanga - New Moon Ceremony
The ninth new moon Balinese calendar. Ceremony at every temple in Bali.
This day is also the eve of the New Year "Nyepi" and it will be held the huge, made of bamboo and papier-mâché demons and deities. The processions are seen in all Bal villages. In the capital, Denpasar this celebration with its huge and ornate figures has become an impressive attraction.

7. March 2019

Nyepi Day "Tahun Baru Caka 1941"
The most important day in Bali's lunar calendar, the 'Saka' New Year. It is a day of total silence over the entire island. No physical activity is allowed. There are absolutely no cars and airplanes and no light or fire may be turned on or made.
It is a day of reflection and meditation on the evil of the past year. It must be done in order to get rid of it.

8. March 2019

Ngembak Geni - day after Nyepi
For the young, a popular day out. Thousands of mopeds and cars enliven the streets.

20. March 2019
Purnama Sasih Kadasa - Full Moon Ceremony
The tenth full moon in the Balinese calendar. Full moon ceremonies are held in temples, what all Balinese Hindus participate and colorful offerings of fruit, flowers and food are made to the gods

===== APRIL 2019 =====

3. Apr. 2019

Isra Mi'raj Nabi Muhammad - Islamic Holiday - it is celebrated the Ascension of the Prophet Mohammed.

4. Apr. 2019
Tilem Sasih Kedasa - New Moon Ceremony.
The tenth tenth new moon in Bali's calendar. Big ceremony at Pura Agung Jagatnatha temple in Denpasar by 19 clock.

19. Apr. 2019
Purnama Sasih Desta - Full Moon Ceremony
The eleventh full moon in the Balinese calendar. Full moon ceremonies are held in temples, what all Balinese Hindus participate and colorful offerings of fruit, flowers and food are made to the gods.

19. Apr. 2019
Good Friday - in respect of the Christian religion is an official holiday in Indonesia.

21. Apr. 2019
Easter - holiday for all Christians on Bali.

===== MAY 2019 =====

1. May 2019

Labor Day - This day is from 2014 on in Indonesia a statutory holiday.

4. May 2019
Tilem Sasih Desta - New Moon Ceremony
The eleventh new moon in Bali's calendar. A big ceremony is held at Pura Agung Jagatnatha temple in Denpasar by 19 clock.

11. May 2019
Saraswati day
This day is dedicated to the manifestation of God as Dewi Saraswati, the beautiful goddess of knowledge, art and literature. On this day books of knowledge, manuscripts and scriptures of the Hindus are read and the "Vedas", blessed and special offerings are made to them.

15. May 2019
Pagerwesi day
The name means iron fence. Day for ceremonies and prayers to prepare themselves mentally and spiritually.

18. May 2019
Purnama Sasih Sadha - Full Moon Ceremony
The twelfth full moon in the Balinese calendar. Full moon ceremonies are held in temples, all Balinese Hindus participate and colorful offerings of fruit, flowers and food are made to the gods.

19. May 2019
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Buddha's Birthday - For all Buddhists it is the most sacred feast day of the year. Ceremonies will be held at all Buddhist temples.

30. May 2019
Ascension of Christ - in respect to the Christian religion, it is an official holiday in Indonesia.

===== JUNE 2019 =====

1. June 2019

Hari Lahir Pancasila
Exclamation Day of the Indonesian State Pancasila.

2. June 2019

Tilem Sasih Sadha - New Moon Ceremony
The twelfth New Moon in Bali's calendar. Big ceremony at Pura Agung Jagatnatha temple in Denpasar by 19 clock.

5. - 6. June 2019

Idul Fitri 1 Syawal 1440 Hijriyah. (Islamic holiday)
A two-day national holiday that marks the end of the Muslim fasting month. Offices, banks and offices and some shops remain closed.

17. June 2019
Purnama Sasih Sadha - Full Moon Ceremony
The thirteenth full moon in the Balinese calendar. Full moon ceremonies are held in temples, all Balinese Hindus participate and colorful offerings of fruit, flowers and food are made to the gods.

===== July 2019 =====

2. July 2019

Tilem Sasih Sadha - New Moon Ceremony
The thirteenth New Moon in Bali's calendar. Big ceremony at Pura Agung Jagatnatha temple in Denpasar by 19 clock.

16. July 2019
Punrnama Sasih Kasa - Full Moon Ceremony
The first full moon in the Balinese calendar. Full moon ceremonies are held in temples, what all Balinese Hindus participate and colorful offerings of fruit, flowers and food are made to the gods.

23. July 2019
Penampahan Galungan
Preparation day for the next Galungan holiday. In the morning pigs are slaughtered and prepared Ofergaben. In front of each house a complicated decorated "Penjor" bamboo pole is erected, which is the seat of god Mahameru.

24. July 2019
Galungan day
On the island of Bali's largest holiday is held. On Galungan day, the Hindu population of Bali celebrates the victory of good over evil with rich offerings, which are offered in the house temple.
It is a family festival which is often compared as "Christmas" of Bali.

25. July 2019

Umanis Galungan day
A day for visiting relatives and to ask the gods for forgiveness. For the young, a popular day out. Thousands of mopeds and cars enliven the streets.

31. July 2019
Tilem Sasih Kasa - New Moon Ceremony
The first new moon in Bali's calendar. Big ceremony at Pura Agung Jagatnatha temple in Denpasar by 19 clock.

===== AUGUST 2019 =====

3. Aug. 2019
Kuningan day
This holiday is the tenth day after Galungan and closing ceremonies. On Kuningan day special rituals for the ancestors and forefathers are held and yellow rice sacrificed (Kuning means yellow).

11. Aug. 2019
Idul Adha 1438 - (Kurban bayrami) - National Muslim holiday
The Feast of Sacrifice Idul Adha is the highest Islamic festival. It is celebrated the culmination of the Hajj, the pilgrimage to Mecca, which begins annually on the tenth day of the Islamic month of Dhu al-Hijjah and lasts four days. Due to the Islamic lunar calendar, the feast of sacrifice can take place at any time of year, it moves in the solar calendar backwards almost eleven days per year.

15. Aug. 2019

Purmnama Sasih Karo - Full Moon Ceremony
The second full moon in the Balinese calendar. Full moon ceremonies are held in temples, what all Balinese Hindus participate and colorful offerings of fruit, flowers and food are made to the gods.

17. Aug. 2019

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30. Aug. 2019
Tilem Sasih Karo - New Moon Ceremony
The second new moon in Bali's calendar. Big ceremony at Pura Agung Jagatnatha temple in Denpasar by 19 clock.

===== SEPTEMBER 2019 =====

1. Sep. 2019
1st Muharram 1441 Hijriyah
Muslim New Year. A national holiday, banks and offices are closed.

14. Sep. 2019

Purnama Sasih Katiga - Full Moon Ceremony
The third full moon in the Balinese calendar. Full moon ceremonies are held in temples, what all Balinese Hindus participate and colorful offerings of fruit, flowers and food are made to the gods.

28. Sep. 2019

Tilem Sasih Katiga - Neumond Zeremonie
The third new moon Balinese calendar. Big ceremony at Pura Agung Jagatnatha temple in Denpasar by 19 clock.

===== OCTOBER 2019 =====

13. Oct. 2019

Purnama Sasih Kapat - Full Moon Ceremony
The fourth full moon in the Balinese calendar. Full moon ceremonies are held in temples, what all Balinese Hindus participate and colorful offerings of fruit, flowers and food are made to the gods.

28. Oct. 2019

Tilem Sasih Kapat - New Moon Ceremony
The fourth new moon Balinese calendar. Big ceremony at Pura Agung Jagatnatha temple in Denpasar by 19 clock.

===== NOVEMBER 2019 =====

1. Nov. 2019
Maulid Nabi Muhammad - Islamic Holiday in honor of the birthday of Muhammad, the prophet of Islam.

12. Nov. 2019

Purnama Sasih Kalima - Full Moon Ceremony
The fifth full moon in the Balinese calendar. Full moon ceremonies are held in temples, all Balinese Hindus participate and colorful offerings of fruit, flowers and food to the gods.

26. Nov. 2019

Tilem Sasih Kalima - New Moon Ceremony
The fifth new moon in Bali's calendar. Big ceremony at Pura Agung Jagatnatha temple in Denpasar by 19 clock.

===== DECEMBER 2019 =====

7. Dec. 2019
Saraswati day
This day is dedicated to the manifestation of God as Dewi Saraswati, the beautiful goddess of knowledge, art and literature. On this day books of knowledge, manuscripts and scriptures of the Hindus are read and the "Vedas", blessed and special offerings are made to them.

11. Dec. 2019

Purnama Sasih Kanem - Full Moon Ceremony
The sixth full moon in the Balinese calendar. Full moon ceremonies are held in temples, what all Balinese Hindus participate and colorful offerings of fruit, flowers and food to the gods.

25. Dec. 2019

Christmas
National holiday. Many hotels and restaurants offer a special Christmas menu and a number of pubs and clubs celebrates this special day of the Christian world.

26. Dec. 2019
Tilem Sasih Kanem - New Moon Ceremony
The sixth new moon in Bali's calendar. Big ceremony at Pura Agung Jagatnatha temple in Denpasar by 19 clock.

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