Balinese Calendar 2020 – Bali Ceremonies & Holidays

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Balinese Calendar 2020 – What makes Bali unique is their cultures. Bali ceremonies happen almost all year. It’s because Bali local citizens are mostly Hindu and they have their own Balinese Calendar Lunar-based calendar system called the Çaka calendar.

Most of the year the Balinese Hindu has ritual prayers. Not only just daily ceremony, but there are also weekly, monthly, six monthly, and yearly Balinese ceremony. This is what makes Bali sometimes called as BAnyak LIbur (lots of holidays).

With that being said, Bali has its own Public Holidays. Some are mandatory holidays like Nyepi, Galungan, Kuningan and some are optional/private ceremonies depends on Banjar and Balinese Family cultures.

All forms of worship rituals performed are a form of prostration of gratitude. You can read about Balinese Spiritual Experience to learn & experience the ceremony yourself.

While this is makes Bali really unique and gets lots of tourist, on the other hand you can stuck in traffics for hours because most of the ceremony will occupy public road. Balinese can walk miles while wearing traditional outfits and bringing offerings to the temples and beaches.

So we make this Balinese Calendar 2020 for those of you who like to see Bali festivals & ceremonies, cultural tours, and are curious about how the solemn worship rituals on this Island of Gods. This guide can also helps you to avoid overcrowded paths because there are prayers during your tour. Instead, you can visit 5 most outstanding beaches or do exciting things in Bali.

Notes:

  • Bold text denotes national holidays in Indonesia
  • Bold and italic text denotes national & all Balinese Holidays
  • Italic text denotes local/facultative Balinese holidays. Personal & usually just some local communities that do these ceremonies.
bali ceremonies based on balinese calendar 2020

Balinese Calendar 2020 – January in Bali Ceremonies & Holiday

  • Wednesday, 1 January 2020 – New Year
  • Wednesday, 16 January 2020 – Buda Kliwon Gumbreg
  • Saturday, 25 January 2020 – Shiva Ratri Holy Holiday & Imlek, & Tumpek Wariga
  • Wednesday, 29 January 2020 – Buda Cemeng Warigadean

Balinese Calendar 2020 – Ferbuary in Bali Ceremonies & Holiday

  • Tuesday, 4 February 2020 – Anggara Kasih Julungwangi
  • Saturday, 8 February 2020 – Purnama Sasih Kawulu
  • Tuesday, 18 February 2020 – Penampahan Galungan
  • Wednesday, 19 February 2020 – Galungan Ceremony
  • Thursday, 20 February 2020 – Umanis Galungan
  • Sunday, 23 February 2020 – Tilem Sasih Kawulu
  • Friday, 28 February 2020 – Penampahan Kuningan
  • Saturday, 29 February 2020 – Kuningan Ceremony

National & Bali Ceremonies Holiday in March

  • Wednesday, 4 March 2020 – Buda Cemeng Langkir
  • Monday, 9 March 2020 – Purnama Sasih Kesanga
  • Tuesday, 10 March 2020 – Anggara Kasih Medangsia
  • Sunday, 22 March 2020 – Isra Miraj
  • Tuesday, 24 March 2020 – Tilem Sasih Kesanga
  • Wednesday, 25 March 2020 – Nyepi Ceremony
  • Thursday, 26 March 2020 – Ngembak Geni
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National & Bali Ceremonies Holiday in April

  • Saturday, 4 April 2020 – Tumpek Krulut
  • Tuesday, 7 April 2020 – Purnama Sasih Kedasa
  • Wednesday, 8 April 2020 – Buda Cemeng Merakih
  • Friday, 10 April 2020 – Good Friday
  • Tuesday, 14 April 2020 – Anggara Kasih Tambir
  • Wednesday, 22 April 2020 – Tilem Sasih Kedasa
  • Wednesday, 29 April 2020 – Buda Kliwon Matal

National & Bali Ceremonies Holiday in May

  • Friday, 1 May 2020 – Labor Day
  • Thursday, 7 May 2020 – Waisak
  • Thursday, 7 May 2020 – Purnama Sasih Jiyestha
  • Saturday, 9 May 2020 – Tumpek Uye
  • Wednesday, 13 May 2020 – Buda Cemeng Menail
  • Tuesday, 19 May 2020 – Anggara Kasih Perangbakat
  • Thursday, 21 May 2020 – Ascension Day of Jesus
  • Friday, 22 May 2020 – Tilem Sasih Jiyestha
  • Sunday to Monday, 24 & 25 May 2020 – Idul Fitri

National & Bali Ceremonies Holiday in June

  • Monday, 1 June 2020 – Pancasila
  • Wednesday, 3 June 2020 – Buda Kliwon Ugu
  • Friday, 5 June 2020 – Purnama Sasih Sadha
  • Saturday, 13 June 2020 – Tumpek Wayang
  • Wednesday, 17 June 2020 – Buda Cemeng Kelawu
  • Saturday, 20 June 2020 – Tilem Sasih Sadha
  • Tuesday, 23 June 2020 – Anggara Kasih Dukut

National & Bali Ceremonies Holiday in July

  • Saturday, 4 July 2020 – Saraswati Holiday
  • Sunday, 5 July 2020 – Purnama Sasih Kasa
  • Wednesday, 8 July 2002 – Pagerwesi Holiday
  • Saturday, 18 July 2020 – Tumpek Landep
  • Monday, 20 July 2002 – Tilem Sasih Kasa
  • Tuesday, 28 July 2020 – Anggara Kasih Kulantir
  • Friday, 31 July 2020 – Idul Adha

National & Bali Ceremonies Holiday in August

  • Monday, 3 August 2020 – Purnama Sasih Karo
  • Wednesday, 12 August 2020 – Buda Kliwon Gumbreg
  • Monday, 17 August 2020 – Indonesia Independence Day
  • Tuesday, 18 August 2020 – Tilem Sasih Karo
  • Thrusday, 20 August 2020 – Islamic New Year
  • Saturday, 22 August 2020 – Tumpek Wariga
  • Wednesday, 26 August 2020 – Buda Cemeng Warigadean

National & Bali Ceremonies Holiday in September

  • Wednesday, 2 September 2020 – Buda Cemeng Langkir
  • Tuesday, 15 September 2020 – Penampahan Galungan
  • Wednesday, 16 September 2020 – Galungan Holiday
  • Thursday, 17 September 2020 – Umanis Galungan
  • Thurday, 17 September 2020 – Tilem Sasih Katiga
  • Friday, 25 September 2020 – Penampahan Kuningan
  • Saturday, 26 September 2020 – Kuningan Holiday
  • Wednesday, 30 September 2020 – Buda Cemeng Langkir

National & Bali Ceremonies Holiday in October

  • Thursday, 1 October 2020 – Purnama Sasih Kapat
  • Tuesday, 6 October 2020 – Anggara Kasih Medangsia
  • Friday, 16 October 2020 – Tilem Sasih Kapat
  • Wednesday, 21 October 2020 – Buda Kliwon Pahang
  • Thursday, 29 Oktober 2020 – Prophet’s birthday
  • Saturday, 31 October 2020 – Purnama Sasih Kalima & Tumpek Krulut

National & Bali Ceremonies Holiday in November

  • Wednesday, 4 November 2020 – Buda Gemeng Merakih
  • Tuesday, 10 November 2020 – Anggara Kasih Tambir
  • Sunday, 15 November 2020 – Tilem Sasih Kalima
  • Wednesday, 25 November 2020 – Buda Kliwon Matal
  • Monday, 30 November 2020 – Purnama Sasih Kanem

National & Bali Ceremonies Holiday in December

  • Saturday, 5 December 2020 – Tumpek Uye
  • Wednesday, 9 December 2020 – Buda Cemeng Menail
  • Monday, 14 December 2020 – Tilem Sasih Kanem
  • Tuesday, 15 December 2020 – Anggara Kasih Perangbakat
  • Friday, 25 December 2020 – Christmas
  • Tuesday, 29 December 2020 -Purnama Sasih Kepitu
  • Wednesday, 30 December 2020 – Buda Kliwon Ugu
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