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Idul Fitri Festival

Idul Fitri Festival

Idul Fitri Festival (also known as Lebaran) is a popular religious holiday in Bali.

It is a unique holiday because the Islamic Calendar determines its annual dates.

Idul Fitri Festival (Lebaran) Dates 2024, Ramadan Celebration in Bali

Idul Fitri marks the end of fasting in the holy month of Ramadan for Muslims worldwide. The fasting, which spans about 30 days, ends following the sighting of the moon on the island. When the moon is sighted, Muslim religious leaders will announce the same so that all Muslims on the island break the fast at the same time.

After this announcement, mass prayer sessions are carried out at the mosques and 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, the Idul Fitri Festival is also marked by donating 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 characteristic of the Idul Fitri festival is that, typically, this is the time when Muslims get new clothing. For this reason, many stores offer great deals during Ramadan. Take advantage of these deals and get great souvenirs from the beautiful island. You may also want to check out the restaurants for culinary specials offered on this special day.


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  • 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

    • Hi David,

      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.


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