This island is always in the mood for celebration; there is a wonderful religious festival every month. Here are some of the bright festivals you can visit during the summer.
Sunwat Water Garden festival
Very Similar to the Songkran festival in Thailand, in Sunwat village, Gianyar people hit each other with scoops of water taken from a nearby river. They believe that this washes away all the bad from their bodies. What a fun way to avoid eternal damnation? This festival lasts from the last week of December till the first week of January.
Chinese New Year celebration
This splendid celebration is so famous across the world that it truly needs no introduction. In Bali, they gather at the Ling Gwan Kiong temple and perform lion dances and other vibrant cultural activities to celebrate Imlek. You can easily book a luxurious holiday during this time a great number of hotel brands such as the ones offered by Minor Hotels are available with amazing deals.
Imlek/Chinese New Year is celebrated with a fusion cultural event involving Chinese-Buddhist and Balinese-Hindu elements. Many customized penjors with Chinese lanterns connected to the tips of bamboo poles are set up along the roadway near Batur temple during the festival. Locals are eager to take part, setting up temporary kiosks to sell their handcrafted souvenirs and handicrafts.
Berawa Beach Festival
There will be live music, an art show, and a food fair. The open stage is normally constructed near Finns Beach Club. This event is free and open to the public, who are welcome to watch the acts while relaxing on the beach.