Events Calendar & Attraction at
Our Calendar of Lombok events provides you with important
dates for Lombok public holidays, ceremonies, festivals and
other events, as your reference to include on your holiday and Lombok has some special cultural and religious
events that offer a unique experience.
New Years Day (January 1st): Celebrations of the new year
continue during the day.
Prophet Mohammad Birthday (January 24th): All Lombok Moslem
celebration of Prophet Mohammads Birthday, in every
Chinese New Year (10th): A celebration of chinese new year
be held at Mataram and Ampenan City, heavy rain and windy
for couple of day so you are advise to stay at hotel on this
Bau Nyale Festival (March 3rd -4th, 2013): This is a
'catching of sea worms' festival that happens annually. It
draws the crowds at Seger Beach, Kuta, where people camp out
overnight and join in the traditional rituals, art
performances and boat races.
Ogoh Ogoh Parade (March 11th, 2013): This is an event that
happens the day before Nyepi day (Hindu New Year), and
occurs in Mataram and west Lombok. Here they have Ogoh Ogoh
Statues in a parade, which they spin and then cremate to
purify and neutralise negative power.
Nyepi Day (March 12th, 2013): Bali New Year/Bali day of
"silence". This day is a day of reflection, fasting and
meditation. The silence day beheld on some of Hindu
communityin Mataram City, all shopping center,
transportastion and Airport still open.
Gendang Beleq Festival (April): This is a festival stemmed
from history, traditionally used to farewell and welcome
back soldiers from war. It is essentailly a dance,
accompanied by drums and colourful clothing. It is a unique
cultural activity of Lombok.
National Awakening Day (May 20th): A public holiday in
Indonesia which celebrates the five principles of Indonesian
Isra Miraj Holiday (June 6th, 2013): Marks the night of
ascension of the Prophet Mohammad.
JULY – AUGUST
Senggigi Festival (July 1st - 4th, 2013): A 4 day
celebration of Lombok art and culture, to promote Lombok
tourism. A great way to see culture from all over Lombok in
one place, and a fun event with parades and competitions.
Ramadan (July 9th - August 9th): A muslim event
characterised by a month of fasting reflect on and reinforce
Lebaran (Idul Fitri) (August 5th - 9th, 2013): Significant
Muslim festival which marks the end of the Ramadan Fasting.
Can be a difficult time for transport and some businesses
are closed, including banks.
Independence Day (August 17th): Commemorates the day
Indonesia sort Independence, mainly celebrated amongst
locals, where you may see dancing and processions. Hotels
and restaurants etc usually unaffected.
Long Distance Cycling Event (September 19th - 23rd): A
cycling event where people come from all over the world to
Idul Adha (October 15th, 2013): This is Muslim day of
Sacrifice, which commemorates the willingness of Ibrahim to
sacrifice his son.
Islamic New Year (November 5th, 2013): The start of the
Islamic New year, signified by prayer and readings.
Perang Topat (December 10th, 2013): This is a rice cake war
celebrated by both hindu's and muslims at the Pura Lingsar
Temple at West Lombok. People come together to offer up
cakes, fruit, rice etc. to give thanks for their crops.
Following this, there is a 3 night war of rice cake throwing
to celebrate harmony between people of Lombok.
Christmas Day (25th): Mainly celebrated by tourists and
those of the christian faith.