After a full month of fasting, here comes the big day. For our Muslims brothers and sisters, Eid al-Fitr is a celebration to mark the end of their month of fasting. During this time, most of the Muslims travellers return to their villages or take a short holiday together with family for a quality time. You may notice that some stores close during the period of 5 to 7 June as the Muslim shop owners take the national public holiday to celebrate. There will still be the vast majority of market stalls, boutique shopping and restaurants available for travellers to enjoy.
However, since Bali is mostly populated by locals practising the Hindu religion, therefore this holiday season won’t be making much impact. You will most likely not notice the impact on any activities or day trips you had planned. On the other hand, this long weekend is considered as a popular holiday time for Indonesians outside of Bali and many will come here for a vacation. Therefore, be prepared for heavier traffic in Kuta, Seminyak and Legian.