Why You Should Visit Bali in April

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Special event, Lunch with the Queen of Indonesian Cuisine will take place at The View Restaurant, Plataran Ubud Hotel & Spa, during the Bali Ubud Food Festival. Photo Credit: Anggara Mahendra.

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Breaking news! the sixth annual Ubud Food Festival has been rescheduled for June!

Weather in Bali in April 

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  Ave. High Ave. Low Ave. Rainfall Rainy Days
Canggu 35 C / 94 F 24 C / 75 F 11 inches 17
Denpasar 34 C / 92 F 24 C / 75 F 11 inches 17
Kuta 34 C / 92 F 24 C / 75 F 11 inches 17
Sanur 34 C / 92 F 24 C / 75 F 11 inches 17
Seminyak 32 C / 91 F 24 C / 75 F 13 inches 19
Ubud 30 C / 86 F 22 C / 71 F 11 inches 17
Based on averages according to Google.

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Bali Arts Festival – 2023 Dates to Be Announced

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The Bali Arts Festival brings the island’s cultural scene to life for a whole month of daily exhibitions, performances and an array of art-related activities.

The festival is held to celebrate arts in Bali, as well as bring together art lovers from across the country and beyond.

The month-long festival will have you enjoying different performances all day long, with an array of exhibitions by different artists as well as classic dance performances and music.

The festival usually starts on the second Saturday of June and finishes in July. During this time, visitors to Bali can get a look at some of the best artwork at the Taman Werdhi Budaya Arts Centre in Denpasar.

Many towns will be decorated with traditional bamboo and coconut decorations to celebrate this festival and many outdoor stages and pavilions are erected so that the vast array of talent can be viewed all over Bali island. On these stages, you will be treated to dances, puppetry and musical performances.

Taman Werdhi Budaya Arts Centre, Jl. Nusa Indah No.1 Panjer, Denpasar, Bali.

Lovina Beach Festival – 2023 Dates to Be Announced

The Lovina Beach Festival is along Kalibukbuk Beach on the northern part of the island near Lovina, drawing thousands of visitors to a part of Bali off the well-trod tourism track.

Highlights include handicraft exhibitions, photography contests, flower offerings, bull races, puppet performances. and lot of live music. And you won[t go hungry as their are food stalls selling traditional favourites.

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.Purnama Kedasa – 2023 Dates to Be Announced

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Purnama Kedasa is a Balinese celebration which is held following the appearance of the full moon. It is an elaborate affair for the locals with thousands coming outside to pay their respects.

The appearance of the full moon marks a special day for various traditional festivities. This is evident with the resplendent ceremonies at the island’s innumerable Hindu Temples. The reason for this is that locals believe this is the day that God comes down on earth in order to bless its inhabitants.

 

As part of these blessings, god also honours his people by bringing prosperity to the land. In order to honour this day, locals will usually make offerings at the temples as well as at their homes. The offerings consist of fresh foods, fruits and colourful flowers which is a true testament to the traditions that the locals have held on to over the years.Making offerings is often accompanied by the performance of various rituals. This includes bathing in holy waters as an act of cleansing, burning incense in order to chase away evil spirits as well as the use of flower petals and grains of rice.

The occurrence of the full moon happens many times in any given year. For this reason, Purnama Kedasa is celebrated on multiple days every month. Depending on the time of your visit, you may be excited to find out that the full moon celebrations will be held around the time you are in Bali. Do not hesitate to interact with the locals during this period of time. It is probably the best way to learn more about their rich culture.

bud Food Festival is held primarily Taman Kuliner on Jl. Raya Sanggingan. A number of events also take place at venues across other parts of Ubud. Tickets can be bought on the day or online in advance.

World Puppetry  Festival – 2023 Dates to Be Announced

Held in downtown Gianyar, the Gianyar Art & Cultural Festival showcases the traditional arts of the regency, with an eye to promoting it as a tourist attraction.

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Kartini Day – 2023 Dates to Be Announced

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Kartini Day is an Indonesian holiday. It commemorates the birth  of Ajeng Kartini,  a national heroine who fought on behalf of women’s rights.

Tulamben Festival – 24 to 26 April 2020

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Traditional boat races and fishing competitions are highlights of the Tulamben Festival.

Other festival highlights include exhibitions of Balinese handicrafts and a cultural parade.

The purpose of the festival is to promote tourism and the development of a more creative economy.

In addition to striking scenery and yummy food, the area is famous for the wreckage of of USAT Liberty, a United States Army cargo ship torpedoed by the Japanese in 1942.

The Tulamben Festival takes place on Tulamben Beach in East Bali.

Semarapura Festival Klungkung – 28 April to 2 May 2019

A cultural carnival, Semarapura Festival showcases traditional arts in order to promote tourism in Kabupaten Klungkung. Events include cultural performances, art, culinary competitions, and small business exhibitions.

Tumpek Wayang – 29 April 2023

Balinese puppet. Photo Credit: Tropen Museum.

Tumpek Wayang is the sixth day in the Tumpek cycle. And it is the day puppetees hnour the Puppet God. It is considered inauspicious for a baby to be born on this day. When this happens, puppeteers perform a purification ceremony to protect them from harm.

Tumpek Wayang is one of the six auspicious days on the Balinese 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 year has 210 days.

Weather in Bali in April

April is one of the hottest months of the year in Bali. The average temperature this month is 27° degrees Celsius, or 81 degrees Fahrenheit.

The average low is 22 degrees Celsius or 72 degrees Fahrenheit, and the average high is 32 degrees Celsius, or 90 degrees Fahrenheit.

Regarding rainfall, April is much drier than March. There is only about one-third as much rain in April as March, and sunny days are much more likely.

Keep in mind, however, that rainy days are possible any month of the year in the tropics.

Is April a Good Month to Visit Bali?

Weather is one of the issues to take into consideration when planning a visit to Bali.

However, school holidays is another key consideration because many families plan their vacations around school holidays, which increases demand for hotel rooms during holiday periods.

Australia is one of the key sources of Balinese visitation, and many leisure travelers like to visit Bali during the autumn break, which usually takes place in mid- the late April.

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