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Indonesian 2015 Public Holidays Amended
 
(Posted on Friday, October 24, 2014)

Source: Situs Resmi Kementerian Koordinator Bidang Kesejahteraan Rakyat (Jakarta)

The Government of Indonesia's Ministry of Manpower and Transmigration, announced that it had agreed to update the previously-gazetted annual list of 2015 non-working public holidays in Indonesia, due to the late realization that the birthday of the Prophet Muhammad would occur twice in 2015, thus making one off the 2015 days of joint leave (Cuti Bersama) unnecessary.

The aforementioned announcement thus amends last spring's (07-May-2014) release by the government of Indonesia of its annual decree (Surat Keputusan Bersama (SKB) Hari Libur Nasional dan Cuti Bersama Tahun 2015) designating public holidays and collective leave days ("cuti bersama") for the calendar year 2015, for both the private and public sectors. In that decree from the Ministry of Religious Affairs, the Indonesian Ministry of Manpower and Transmigration, and the Ministry of Administrative Reform, 4 additional days of joint leave (Cuti Bersama), were designated as was the case last year (23-Aug-2013), but not the 2 preceding years (20-Jul-2012 and 14-Jul-2011), when there were 5.

At the time of last spring's announcement we had remarked that it did not include a second non-working public holiday for the Prophet's Ascension ("Isra' Mi'raj Nabi Muhammad SAW") in 2015.

The Cuti Bersama were introduced after the 2002 Bali bombings (07-Nov-2002) 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 (31-May-2007), but then later in 2008, the number of these was sharply reduced (05-Feb-2008), while subsequent years' announcements (15-Jun-2010, 14-Jul-2011 and 01-Feb-2012 ) brought the total of Cuti Bersama close to the pre-2008 counts.

The net effect of today's announcement is that there will still be 15 national non-working public holidays in Indonesia in 2015, but that one of these days, December 23, will be re-classified from Cuti Bersama (to be compensated with a vacation day) to full non-working public holiday.

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 2014-05-07: Indonesian 2015 Public Holidays Gazetted
 2013-08-23: Indonesian 2014 Public Holidays Gazetted
 2012-07-20: Indonesian 2013 Public Holidays Gazetted
 2012-02-01: Indonesian 2012 Public Holidays Amended
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 2010-06-15: Indonesia 2011 Public Holidays Gazetted
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