Holidays and festivals in Bali

Ubud Writers & Readers Festival

Ubud Writers & Readers Festival attracts an colorful mix of established and wannabe authors, dreamers and social butterflies.

Asia puckers up for Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day 2014

Valentine’s Day has spread across the globe and has found a happy home in Asia. Learn how Valentines Day is celebrated in this part of the world.

Bali Spirit Festival

Bali Spirit Festival 2014

Now in its sixth year, the 2013 edition takes place in Bali from 20-24 March and has rapidly become Southeast Asia’s premier celebration of yoga. And more.


Nyepi 2014

If you happen to be in Bali around 31 March 2014, you are in for a real treat. This is the island’s most auspicious date of the year featuring spectacularly chaotic ritual followed by an equally dramatic anti-climax.

Galungan Kuningan in Bali

Galungan and Kuningan 2014

Galungan is a unique 10 day celebration commemorating good over evil in typically melodramatic style.

Bali Kite Festival

High as a Kite at the Bali Kite Festival

When the wind blows, size really does matter in Bali. The Balinese are crazy about kites and in the “Island of the Gods” the bigger the better is the accepted mantra.

The Hajj

Eid al-Adha and the Hajj

Once a year, from every corner of the globe, a mass exodus occurs. Muslims of every color, ethnic group, rich or poor, travel to Mecca.