Why You Should Visit Bali in February [2024]

A Balinese temple on an overcast day in the rainy season. Photo Credit: Julien Pametier.



Is February a good time to visit Bali. To start with, Bali in February is slow season. So you might be able to score discounts at hotels. What about the weather for Bali in February? Because it is wet season, February weather in Bali can be rainy and humid. But that doesn’t mean it rains all day. And the weather in Bali in February is also a bit cooler than most other months.

Weather in Bali for February

What is the weather like in Bali in February? 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 in February, you can discover some of Bali’s other attractions.

For example February is a good time to visit museums and temples. In addition, you can shop till you drop in February. 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 17 to 18 days in February. And there is an average of 12 inches of rainfall. But keep in mind. It doesn’t usually rain all day. I’ve visited Bali in February more than once. And i had a great time each time!

Ave. HighAve. Low Ave. RainfallRainy Days
Canggu35 C / 94 F24 C / 75 F11 inches17
Denpasar34 C / 92 F24 C / 75 F11 inches17
Kuta34 C / 92 F24 C / 75 F11 inches17
Sanur34 C / 92 F24 C / 75 F11 inches17
Seminyak32 C / 91 F24 C / 75 F13 inches19
Ubud30 C / 86 F22 C / 71 F11 inches17
Based on averages according to Google.

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Visiting 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!

Also, when Chinese New Year falls in February, the island can experience an influx of Chinese tourists, which can affect prices.

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!

Tumpek Uduh – 3 February 2024

Hindu procession carrying offerings. Photo Credit: Annette Teng.

Tumpek Uduh is the second day in the Tumpek cycle. And it is the day the Balinese make offerings to the Food God. On this day, they show respect to trees and other plants.

Tumpek Uduh is one of the six auspicious days on the Balinese Pawukon Calendar. These days occur when the fifth day of the five-day Balinese week falls on a Saturday. And this happens every 35 days. In fact, it takes 210 days to complete the cycle. To clarify, the Balinese Pawukon Year has 210 days.

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Held Across Bali

Future Tumpek Uduh Dates

  • 2024 – 3 February; 31 August
  • 2025 – 29 March; 25 October
  • 2026 – 23 May; 19 December
  • 2027 – 17 July

Chinese New Year – 9 to 15 February 2024

Chinese New Year is not an official holiday in Indonesia. But since the country has a sizable ethnic Chinese community, many people celebrate it.

Also, because Bali is a popular travel for Chinese tourists., many Chinese travelers take advantage of the extended Golden Week holiday to visit the Island of the Gods.

Future Chinese New Year Dates

  • 2025 – 28 January to 3 February
  • 2026 – 17 to 22 February
  • 2027 – 6 to 11 February
  • 2028 – 26 to 31 January


Valentine’s Day – 14 February 2024

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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Isra Miraj – 8 February 2024

The Ascension of the Prophet Muhammad is a major holiday throughout Indonesia, which is a predominately Muslim country. Also known as Isra Mi’raj, it falls on the 27th day of Rajab, which is the seventh month in the Islamic Calendar.

  • 2024 – 8 February
  • 2025 – 26 January
  • 2026 – 16 January
  • 2027 – 6 January

Anniversary of Denpaser – 27 February 2024

Bajira Sandhi Monument in Denpasar. Photo Credit: Trezy Humanoiz.

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

Denpasar celebrates its anniversary on February 27 with festivities taking  place around Puputan Square. Highlights  include  competitions,  cultural performances, and parades.

BTW, den is Balinese for “north”. And passar is Balinese for “market”. So the name reflects the city’s origins as a market town.

Galungan and Kuningan – 26 February to 9 March 2024

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.

Galungan celebrates the creation of the universe. In addition, it commemorates the victory of good over evil. Moreover, Galungan marks the beginning of the new year according to the Pawukon Calendar. Finally, the festival lasts 10 days, culminating with Kuningan on the final day.

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 (the Balinese New Year).

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. Furthermore, 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 are 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“. To clarify, penjor are beautifully decorated bamboo trunks. And they are mounted on the sides of the roads and in front of houses.

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

Balinese children watching the Lion Dance during Kuningan. Photo Credit: Spencer Weart.

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 souls left their family compounds on this day.

Because the Pawukon calendar has only 210 days, Galungan will take place again in 210 days, with Kuningan following in 10 days.

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Held Across Bali

Galungan and Kuningan Dates

  • 2024 – 26 February to 9 March ; 23 September to 5 October
  • 2025 – 23 April to 3 May; 17 November to 29 November
  • 2026 – 15 June to 27 June; 
  • 2027 – 11 August to 21 August

Balingkang Festival – 2024 Date Pending

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.

Mekotek – 2024 Date Pending

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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One Reply to “Why You Should Visit Bali in February [2024]”

  1. Looks like a wonderful place to visit. Are you planning any new trips there soon? I would love to see more blogs about this beautiful country.

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