Top Reasons Why You Should Visit Bali in February 2020

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Devotees exiting a temple at the conclusion of Galungan, a 10-day festival celebrating the creation of the universe and the victory of good over evil. Galungan also marks the beginning of the new year, according to the Pawukon calendar. Interestingly enough, Bali traditionally had two calendars. So the new year is celebrated twice.  Photo Credit: Spencer Weart.

Bali Travel

Is February a good time to visit Bali. To start with, February in Bali is slow season. So you might be able to score discounts at hotels. However, it is also wet season. Therefore, it might rain more than you like. But it is also a bit cooler than most other months.

Weather in Bali in February

Bali has two seasons: wet and dry. First, wet season runs from October to April. Second, dry season runs from May to September.

Because Bali is near the Equator, there is little variation in temperature from month to month. However, there is more chance of rain during wet season. And the humidity tends to higher, as well.

In fact, February falls in the middle of the rainy season. However, it doesn’t usually rain as much as January does.

While you might not be able to spend a lot of  time by the pool or at the beach, you can discover some of Bali’s other attractions.

For example you can visit museums and temples. In addition, you can shop till you drop. And Bali has some great shopping!

In addition, there is nothing quite as charming as nursing a cup or coffee or a glass of wine to the sound of rainfall beyond the overhang of an outdoor cafe.

Regarding temperature, the average high temperature in Bali in February is 33.5 degrees Celsius. That is to say, 92 degrees Fahrenheit. And the average low is 24 degrees Celsius. That is to say,  75 degrees Fahrenheit.

It rains an average of 22 days in February. And there is an average of 27 centimeters of rainfall.

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Tourism in Bali in February

February in Bali is off season for tourists. Because there aren’t many tourists, hotels and villas might offer discounts.

In addition, restaurants and clubs won’t be crowded. Moreover, they might offer special promotions.

However, locals will be busy preparing for Nyepi, the Balinese New Year. So there will be lots of interesting preparations to observe!

What to Do in Bali in February

One of Bali’s biggest and longest celebrations takes place in February in 2020.

There will also be a couple of local festivals. And some world-class DJs will be spinning the discs of the island’s hottest clubs.

Most importantly, Valentine’s Day falls in the middle of the month. And Bali has some of the world’s most romantic restaurants!

Nicole Moudaber – 2 February 2020

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Nicole Moudaber.Photo Credit: the Artist.

One-woman army Nicole Moudaber will spin the discs with her signature sound of percussive, edgy house, and soulful techno sounds.

From 11 am to 8 pm at the main deck. And an after party will follow in the lounge until it closes.

Omnia – Jalan Belimbing Sari, Banjar Tambiyak, Pecatu, Uluwatu, Bali.

Illenium – 7 February 2020

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Illenium. Photo Credit: the Artist.

Illenium will make his first appearance in Bali with his massive immersive audio visual experience. Fom 11 am to 10 pm..

Omnia – Jalan Belimbing Sari, Banjar Tambiyak, Pecatu, Uluwatu, Bali.

Balingkang Festival – 8 February 2020

The Balingkang Festival is a celebration of the cross-cultural harmony. between the Balinese Hindu culture and Chinese Buddhist culture.

Decorated Penjor bamboo poles will be erected along the main road in Kintamani, a village in northern Bali.

Meanwhile, villagers will hold a carnival.And cCultural performances also take place. To clarify, the purpose of the festival is to promote tourism in the region.

Kintamani, Bangli regency, Bali. 

Eelke Klein – 8 February 2020

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Eelke Klein. Photo Credit: the Artist.

Melodic house master Eelke Klein will spin his melodic house and technol beat . From about midnight until the wee hours.

Woodbar – W Bali Seminyak, Jalan Petitenget Seminyak, Kerobokan Kelod, Kec. Kuta Utara, Kabupaten Badung, Bali.

YOKoO – 9 February 2020

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YOKoO. Photo Credit: the Artist.

YOKoO will heat up the dance floor with his warm melodies and seductive house sound. From 11 am to 10 pm

Omnia – Jalan Belimbing Sari, Banjar Tambiyak, Pecatu, Uluwatu, Bali.

Valentine’s Day – 14 February 2020

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Seasalt in Petitenget, Bali. Photo Credit: Alilia Seminyak.

Restaurants across Bali will pull out all the stops to serve the most sumptuous dinners in the most romantic settings on Valentine’s Day.

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Defected Bali – 16 February 2020

Sam Divine, Ferreck dawn, and Roberto Surace will return to Bali as part of Defected Bali’s biggest tour yet of the region. From 11 am to 10 pm.

Omnia – Jalan Belimbing Sari, Banjar Tambiyak, Pecatu, Uluwatu, Bali.

Galungan and Kuningan – 19 to 29 February 2020

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Making offerings at a temple in Bali during the Galungan Festival. Photo Credit: Sweart1.

Galungan celebrates the creation of the universe. In addition, it commemorates the victory of good over evil.

In addition, Galungan marks the beginning of the new year according to the Pawukon calendar.

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Penjor lining a road in Bali during Galungan. Photo Credit: Daviddelit.

Because the Balinese traditionally used two calendars, you should not confuse Galungan with Nyepi, a.k.a. Silent Day.

While Galungan marks the beginning of the new year according to the Pawukon calendar, Nyepi marks the beginning of the new year according to the Saka calendar.

The festivities always begin on a Wednesday. And they continue for 10 days. They take place in family compounds. And in Bali, family compounds double as temp[es.

According to tradition, gods come down to earth during this period. In addition, the souls of ancestors pay visits to their families.

If the festivities begin on a Wednesday, the preparations begin two days earlier. On Monday, cakes were prepared. And they will be used as offerings on the following Wednesday.

On Tuesday, the men slaughter pigs to make pork kebabs and blood sausage.

Furthermore, men also make “penjor’. Penjor are beautifully decorated bamboo trunks. They are  mounted on the sides of the roads and in front of houses.

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Balinese children watching the Lion Dance during Kuningan. Photo Credit: Spencer Weart.
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Balinese women getting ready to leave a temple following Kuningan. Photo Credit: Spencer Weart.

The festivities end 10 days later with Kuningan. This is a celebration of purification.

Traditionally, the Balinese believed that their ancestors’s souls left their family compounds on this day.

Because the Pawukon calendar has only 210 days, Galungan will take place again on 16 September. And Kuningan will follow 10 days later on 26 September.

Dirty South – 22 February 2020

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Dirty South performing in New York. Photo Credit: the Artist.

Dirty South will make his Omnia debut. From 11 am to 10 pm.

Omnia – Jalan Belimbing Sari, Banjar Tambiyak, Pecatu, Uluwatu, Bali.

Anniversary of Denpaser – 27 February 2020

Denpasar is the capital of Bali. In addition, it is the site of the island’s only international airport.

Denpasar will celebrate it 232nd anniversary in 2020. And the festivities will take place around Puputan Square, Highlights will include  competitions,  cultural performances, and parades.

Soulrocker Restreat – 29 February to 7 March 2020

 

Michael Franti and Sara Agah Franti will lead the Soulrockeer Retreat. The transformative event will feature a week of yoga, soul, and rock n/ roll.

Soulshine – Jalan Abarawati, Ubud, Gianyar regency, Bali.

Mekotek – 29 February 2020

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Temple of Taman Ayun, the Royal Family of Mengwi. Photo Credit: Johannnindito Adisuryo (Yohanes Nindito Adisuryo)

Munggu is a village in Mengwi, a district in Badung regency in central Bali.

Once a year, the villagers hold a spear-fighting ritual called Mekotek. In the ritual, two groups of male villagers attempt to knock own the other side using long poles.

While visitors can watch, they should not take part. In fact, this would be considered disrespectful.

Munggu Village – Jalan Raya Munggu-Kapal, Munggu, Mengwi, Badung regency, Bali. 

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Top Reasons Why You Should Visit Bali in February is part of a series of monthly travel and sightseeing guides to Bali. This Bali travel guide is updated each year.

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