Idul Fitri Festival (also known as Lebaran) is a popular religious holiday in Bali.
It is a unique holiday because its annual dates are determined by the Islamic Calendar.
Idul Fitri Festival (Lebaran) Dates 2024, Ramadan Celebration in Bali
After this announcement, mass prayer sessions are carried out at the mosques and in public spaces across the island. One of the most notable things visitors will notice is the coming together of families for feasting, with the signature dish known as ‘ketupat’. Local Muslims will also visit each other in the spirit of togetherness.
In addition to this, Idul Fitri Festival is also marked with making donations to the less fortunate in society. These donations are locally known as ‘amal’. The festival is incomplete without asking for forgiveness from others for any time that one may have erred.
Another fascinating thing that is characteristic of the Idul Fitri festival is that typically, this is the time of the year when Muslims get new clothing. For this reason, many stores offer great deals during the month of Ramadan. Take advantage of these deals and get yourself great souvenirs from the beautiful island. You may also want to check out the restaurants for culinary specials offered on this special day.
We are from the United States and will be spending time in Japan May 30-June 12, 2019, and will be visiting Bali before or after. Is the June holiday a good time to visit or is there reading to avoid this holiday?
No, I have never asked this question before
Looking at the details of the event, i don’t really see it impacting your stay at all.
First off, it’s estimated that over 83.5% of Bali’s population are Hindu, then followed by 13.4% Muslim, Christianity at 2.5% and Buddhism 0.5%. So be that close to 87% of locals aren’t Muslim, it won’t be as widely observed as per other events on the island.
On from that, most of the large mosques are away from the tourist areas and are in places like Denpasar. So unless you are heading in there, i don’t see anything happening close to the beaches.
Aside from that, June appears to be one of the best months to visit Bali – be that it has the lowest rainfall and also the lowest daily highs – so the weather will be more pleasant and predictable.
I hope you enjoy your stay.