Indonesian festivals and events attract tourists from various parts of the planet because of its diversity. The leather puppet show or Wayang Kulit is one of most popular event which is held usually in December. This show which is held in Bali, not only attracts local public, but also the international tourists. This show is not only a traditional culture or event, but also a popular form of entertainment. In 2003, the UNESCO denominated this festival as the masterpiece of Intangible and oral heritage of humanity.
Waisak Festival is a Buddhist festival which is held at Borobudur Temple, the world heritage and the biggest Buddhist temple in the world, built in the 9th century A.D. This festival usually held in the month of May, on the evening of full day of the month. This festival celebrates the birth, the enlightenment and the death of Buddha. Borobudur is the chief pilgrimage spot of Indonesia, and the major tourist destination and a holy place for Buddhists.
Ramadan, the Islamic month of fasting, is the most awaited Indonesian festival which attracts tourists from all corners of the world. The festival continues for 29 or 30 days, the dates of the 9th month of the Islamic calendar (Hijrah), based on lunar cycles.
Manado Beach Festival is a weeklong event that marks the anniversary of the Manado City, capital of North Sulawesi province, which is situated at the Bay of Manado. The festive celebration is filled with traditional performances, arts, sports and music. It is normally celebrated in July and is being attended by large number of tourists around the planet. Manado is most famous for ecotourism, snorkeling, diving and other water activities.
Kuta Karnival is a multi-activity function held annually at the Kuta Beach, Bali. This colorful and vibrant festival has grandeur and a unique charm that of a typical Indonesian culture. This festival has acquired fame internationally and it is an excellent time to enjoy with families and friends. It is held for several days in the month of September.