Why You Should Visit Bali in May [2022]




Is May a good time to visit Bali? The weather is good, but it’s a slow month for tourism. Therefore, not only is it less crowded – with better weather. In addition, there’s a good chance you can strike a bargain on hotel rooms! Meanwhile, there is the Bali Spirit Festival! But about the latest travel regulations?

Weather in Bali in May

Bali has two seasons: wet and dry. Wet season runs from October to April. And 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, May marks the beginning of dry season in Bali. Consequently, the humidity is lower. And the chance of rain is lower. However, this is the Tropics, so a few rainy days are inevitable during the month

In terms of temperature,  the average high temperature in Bali in May is 28 degrees Celsius, or 82 degrees Fahrenheit. It rains an average of 8 days in May. And there is an average of 9 centimeters of rainfall.

Latest Travel Regulations to Enter Bali

Bali has slowly been reopening to tourism. Click on the following link for latest travel regulations to enter the island: Wonderful Indonesia

Tourism in Bali in May

Despite the great weather, May tends to be a slow month in Bali. As a result, hotels can drop prices by as much as 50%.

Not only that, restaurants and clubs also tend to be less crowded. Likewise, June and September are also good months to visit. And for the same reasons.

Things to Do in Bali in May 2022

There are three national holidays in Bali in May. In addition, there is at least one important island-wide festival. Most importantly, the Bali Spirit Festival!  However, many temples and villages have their own festivals, as well. But these are too numerous to count.

Idul Fitri Festival – 2 and 3 May 2022

Idul Fitri is a public holiday throughout Indonesia. And it celebrates the end of the  30-day fast in the month of Ramadan. In fact, it is also known  as Lebaron.

A Muslim holiday, it is marked by prayer sessions and family feasts. And many restaurants serve special menus. While Muslims account for 93% of the population of Indonesia, they account for only 5% of the population of Bali, where Hinduism is the dominant faith.

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Mother’s Day – 8 May 2022

Mother’s Day is not an official holiday in Bali. But many hotel  restaurants offer special menus.

Tumpek Uduh – 14 May 2022

Tumpek  is a cycle of six auspicious days, and  Tumpek Uduh is the second day in the  cycle.

Because the Balinese calendar has 210 days, they fall on different days each year. To clarify, they are spaced 35 days apart. And they usually fall on Saturdays.

Also known as Tumpek Pengatag and Tumpek Wariga, Tumpek Udah is dedicated to Sanghyang Sangkara, the Balinese God of Food. On this day, the Balinese make food offerings in hopes of abundant crops throughout the year.

In addition, they place offerings at the base of trees and other plants in a bid to keep nature in balance.

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Waisak Day – 16 May 2022

Waisak Day is a national holiday in Indonesia. And it is the holiest day on the Buddhist calendar. Also known as Vesak Day, it celebrates  the birth, enlightenment, and death of Buddha. Buddhists account for 0.5% of the population in Bali, where Hinduism is the dominant faith.

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Bali Spirit Festival – 19 to 22 May 2022

bali-in-may-bali-spirt-festivalThe Bali Spirit Festival is all about yoga, dance, music, and healing. To clarify, there will be more than 300 activities including love imusic, workshops, and a community fair. And highlights will include healing, breathwork, martial arts, meditation – the list goes on..

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Ascension Day of Jesus Christ – – 26 May 2022

Known as Hari Kenaikan Isa Almasih in Indonesia, the Ascension Day of Jesus Christ is an official holiday in Indonesia, where Christians account for less than 1% of the population. And it always falls on Thursday.

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Things to Do in Bali in May 2023

Because the Balinese calendar has  fewer days than the Gregorian calendar, local festivals fall on different dates each year. Here are two of the Hindu festivals scheduled  to fall in May next year, which didn’t fall in May this year:

  • Saraswati – 20 May 2023
  • Pagerwesi – 24 May 2023
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