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New Year's Eve in Indonesia 2021-2022

Check out the most exquisite ways to celebrate NYE in Indonesia


Last updated: by Ann Andrukh
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Many people worldwide opt for Indonesia when it comes to New Year’s Eve celebrations, and for a good reason. On New Year’s Eve, Indonesia transforms into a country of splendid fireworks and an unforgettable festive experience. It has everything to amaze and impress you, whether you are looking for a fun-filled party or a romantic night in a peaceful atmosphere.

New Year’s Eve in Jakarta

Jakarta, the capital of Indonesia, is one of the most spellbinding places to welcome the first day of the year with a blast. The city government decided to think innovatively: in addition to hosting usual countdown parties, it conducts a mass wedding every year. In fact, it’s a great chance for unwealthy couples to get married legally under state law. On New Year’s Eve, Jakarta streets are filled with crowds of people ready to paint the town red and listen to Dangdut—a genre of Indonesian dance and folk music. Also, you can rejoice in firework parades, lasting for about 15 minutes, at such places as Ancol Beach and Royal Mermaid.

New Year’s Eve in Bali

Bali is another wonderful destination in Indonesia, famous worldwide. If you want to celebrate New Year’s Eve in a colorful style penetrated with Bali’s diversity and cultural richness, head to the Denpasar Festival. This event has been organized in Denpasar since 2008 and is held from 28 December to the New Year. Featuring cultural exhibitions, traditional art performances, seminars, talk shows, and many local delicacies, the Denpasar Festival allows tourists worldwide to witness the real Balinese extravaganza. If you want to celebrate NYE in Bali while partying in a pool, check out KU DE TA, Finns VIP Beach Club, and Alila Seminyak. These popular places feature unique packages to enjoy dinners, crazy pool parties, restaurant deck lounges, and much more. To watch breathtaking fireworks, you can head to Puputan Badung Square, Kuta Beach, Legian, and Seminyak in Bali, famous for their loud New Year’s Eve celebrations.

Lantern Festival at Sikunir Hill

The Lantern Festival is a popular New Year’s Eve celebration in Dieng, Indonesia. Locals and tourists climb to the peak of Sikunir Hill to have a whale of a time and enjoy the picturesque city skyline. The best part of the event is the release of 1000 lanterns into the sky, which creates a truly peaceful atmosphere. It is interesting to know that before releasing lanterns, people used to lit candles along Lake Cebong. Come and celebrate NYE in the most magical way.

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