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Indonesia Considers May 1st Public Holiday

Source: The Jakarta Post (ANTARA)
Posted: Monday, April 30, 2012
Most recent follow-up news item: May 31, 2016

On the eve of this year's International Labour Day, Indonesia's Home Minister, Gamawan Fauzi, has announced that the Indonesian government was deliberating whether to add May 1st as a new annual non-working public holiday (Hari Libur Nasional) in Indonesia.

As per the aforementioned statement, "The President has heard the proposal and he has asked us to conduct a feasibility study", meaning that the change, were it to come, would take effect in 2013 at the earliest.

The annual non-working public holidays and joint days of leave (Hari Libur Nasional dan Cuti Bersama) for the upcoming calendar year are usually announced in the early summer (2011-07-14, 2010-06-15, 2009-08-09, 2008-06-10, and 2007-05-31).

Note that the idea of adding May 1st to the list of Indonesian non-working public holidays had already been discussed a few years ago (2009-04-30), but that nothing came of it back then.

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