It's coming to the end of yet another year and if you're anything like us, some of you might already be planning your holiday to Bali in 2018.
Note that next year Nyepi falls on Wednesday, 17 March. On this day, everything in Bali shuts down, including the airport, and everyone has to stay indoors to reflect on the past year and the approaching new year.
Even hotel guests are not allowed outside on this very important religious Balinese holiday, so it's a great excuse to simply relax and do nothing!
Below is a list of the National Public Holidays for the Republic of Indonesia for 2018:
|01 January||New Years Day|
|16 February||Chinese New Year|
|17 March||Nyepi (Balinese New Year)|
|30 March||Good Friday|
|01 May||Labour Day|
|29 May||Waisak Day (Birth of Buddha)|
|10 May||Ascension Day|
|15 June||Hari Raya Puasa (End of Ramadan)|
|18 June - 19 June||Cuti Bersama (extra holiday declared by the government)|
|16 June||Eid Al-Fitr|
|18 June||Cuti Bersama (extra holiday declared by the government)|
|17 August||Independence Day|
|22 August||Idul Adha|
|11 September||Muharram (Islamic New Year)|
|20 November||Maulidur Rasul|
|25 December||Christmas Day|
|24 December||Cuti Bersama (extra holiday declared by the government)|