The decree, signed by Religious Affairs Minister Suryadharma Ali, Administrative Reforms Minister, E.E Mangindaan, and a representative from the Manpower and Transmigration Ministry, designates 4 additional days of joint leave (Cuti Bersama) in addition to the annual public holidays (Hari Libur Nasional).
The Cuti Bersama were introduced after the 2002 Bali bombings (2002-11-07) to promote internal tourism as a means to compensate diminishing foreign tourism. The number of these additional public holidays rose from 3 in 2002 to 6 in 2008 (2007-05-31), but then later in 2008, the number of these was sharply reduced (2008-02-05).
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