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The government of Indonesia has amended its previously-released annual decree ("Surat Keputusan Bersama (SKB) Hari Libur Nasional dan Cuti Bersama Tahun 2017") designating the list of Indonesian public holidays and collective leave days ("cuti bersama") for the calendar year 2017, for both the private and public sectors, by adding the long-expected Pancasila Day annual public holiday of Indonesia and shuffling around the list of collective leave days public holidays in Indonesia in 2017.
The aforementioned announcement thus amends the decree from the Ministry of Religious Affairs, the Indonesian Ministry of Manpower and Transmigration, and the Ministry of Administrative Reform, designating the list of Indonesian public holidays and collective leave days for the calendar year 2017, for both the private and public sectors (2016-04-14), established in the late spring as per custom (2015-06-26, 2014-05-07, 2014-10-24, 2015-02-22 and 2013-08-23).
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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