Indonesia Culture and Festivals

Date: 2016-08-02 17:57:05

As a multi-ethnic country, Indonesia has a long list of festivals all throughout the year.

January

Festival Manulude

Maudu Lompoa

 

February

Bau Nyale Putri Mandalika, Kuta Beach, Lombok (between February and March)

Pasola, 4 villages in West Sumba (between February and March)

 

March

Bali Spirit Festival, Bali (March)

Jakarta International Java Jazz Festival, Jakarta (early March)

Megou Pak, Tulangbawang, Lampung

Buleleng Folk Festival, Singaraja, Bali (March–April)

 

April

Festival Legu Gam, Ternate (early April until April 13)

 

May

Festival Teluk Jailolo, West Halmahera

Unduh-unduh, Mojowarno, East Java (early May)

 

June

Festival Danau Sentani, Jayapura, Papua

Festival Malioboro, Yogyakarta (June)

Festival Danau Toba, North Sumatra (June–July)

Festival Seni Bali, Bali (June)

Jakarta anniversary festivals (June 22):

Kemang Festival

Solo Batik Carnival, Surakarta (end of June)

 

July

Bali Kite Festival, Bali (July)

Erau, Tenggarong (July since 2009)

Krakatau Festival, Lampung (July–October)

 

August

Karapan sapi (August–October)

Parade kusa kosong, Cianjur (17 August)

 

September

Festival Lembah Baliem, Papua (September)

 

October

Festival Hantu Gadu, Kepuk village, Jepara (12 October)

Jogja Java Carnival, Yogyakarta (October)

Kuta Karnival, Kuta, Bali (around 12 October)

 

November

Djakarta Artmosphere, Jakarta (20 November)

Jakarta International Film Festival, Jakarta (around November–December)

Perang Topat, western Lombok

Petik Laut, Banyuwangi

 

December

Iraw Tengkayu, Tarakan (December, held biannually)

Lovely December, Tana Toraja

New Year's Eve (December 31)