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Indonesian 2015 Public Holidays Amended Again

Source: Situs Resmi Kementerian Koordinator Bidang Kesejahteraan Rakyat (Jakarta)
Posted on Sunday, February 22, 2015


The Government of Indonesia's Ministry of Manpower and Transmigration, announced that it had once again amended the previously-gazetted 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.

The aforementioned announcement thus amends last spring's (2014-05-07) 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. That decree from the Ministry of Religious Affairs, the Indonesian Ministry of Manpower and Transmigration, and the Ministry of Administrative Reform, which declared 4 additional days of joint leave (Cuti Bersama), were later amended (2014-10-24), due to the late realization by the Government of Indonesia's Ministry of Manpower and Transmigration 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 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), while subsequent years' announcements (2010-06-15, 2011-07-14 and 2012-02-01) brought the total of Cuti Bersama close to the pre-2008 counts.



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