Bali Events Calendar : December 2018 2018.12.04

Following on our blog series, on this month we will provide information and important events happening in and around Bali during the month of December 2018.

Tumpek Uduh1 December 2018


Tumpek Uduh is a series of Tumpek sacred days in Bali which is celebrated every 6 months. Tumpek Uduh itself is celebrated 25 days before Galungan. On this day, Hindus will pray to God in his form as Sanghyang Sangkara (Lord of Vegetations) and they will bless their gardens and farms with offerings of porridge or "bubuh". During the ceremony, the bubuh is smeared on the bark of the plants as a symbol of fertilizers. The aim is as an expression of gratitude for many functions of the plants that help human life

Tumpek Uduh also has several designations such as Tumpek Wariga, Tumbek Bubuh, Tumpek Pengarah, and Tumpek Pengatag.

Djakarta Warehouse Project (DWP)7 - 9 December 2018


Djakarta Warehouse Project (DWP) began its journey in 2008 as merely a club event that took place in Jakarta. Starting from 2010, the festival has been held annually in the month of December as a one-day festival until it expanded into a two-day festival in 2014. The festival upholds one of the most consequential values that Indonesia possesses; diversity. A wide spectrum of sub-genres under the dance music category are given a platform through the multiple stages in the festival, one of them being the bird-shaped main stage called 'Garuda Land' inspired by the country's coat of arms, Garuda Pancasila. In 2018, the festival is set to make a triumphant return for its 10th Anniversary Edition entitled DWPX on 7,8, & 9 December 2018 at GWK Cultural Park, Bali.

For more details about DWPX, you can visit their website on

Pemuteran Bay Festival12 - 15 December 2018


Pemuteran Bay Festival will be held again on December 12-15, 2018 in Pemuteran Village, a small laid-back village in North Bali which has become increasingly popular with visitors in recent years. Last year’s festival titled “Exploring the beauty of the Bay” was a success since it brings a positive outcome for the tourism in the area. This year, its going to be “Spirits of Rwa Bhineda” that will bring various exciting activities to the spotlight including heritage cooking, traditional fishing contest, workshop, ride and run village explore and many others.

You can visit their Facebook @pemuteranbayfest to see more information about the festival.

Christmas25 December 2018


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Balinese people are also excited waiting to embrace the Christmas as Balinese people also respect other religions and celebrations. You might find Christmas decorations in everywhere when you are in Bali especially in shopping malls, stores, hotel, restaurants, etc. What a good thing on Christmas is "A Huge Range of Special Offers" offered by hotels, restaurants or even shopping malls. So when you are in Bali you can enjoy your holiday with those great deals.

Galungan25 - 27 December 2018


Galungan is the second-most important Balinese celebration after Nyepi and takes place every 210 days. The festival symbolizes the victory of good (Dharma) over evil (Adharma) and encourages the Balinese to show their gratitude to the creator and their ancestors. During Galungan, Balinese Hindus usually busy making preparations for the ceremony, from making cakes, creating "penjor" (a long curved bamboo pole which is decorated with fruit, coconut leaves, and flowers), decorating the temple, and other preparations. There will also be many ceremonies taking place so it's a wonderful time to be visiting to experience the local culture.

New Year's Eve31 December 2018


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2019 will be coming soon! Counting the days we will leave 2018 with memories! New Year's Eve is one of the biggest celebrations in the entire world as well as in Bali. Balinese people are also excited waiting to embrace the New Year come. Balinese people will prepare all the things needed starting from music, families’ party, and fireworks.

Have you got your ideas on where to go during New Year's Eve in Bali? If your answer is NO, then check it on >> here << for some recommendations spots to celebrate New Year's Eve in this beautiful island with some ideas to pick.

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