Source:Situs Resmi Kementerian Koordinator Bidang Kesejahteraan Rakyat (Jakarta)
Posted: Tuesday, October 3, 2017
Most recent follow-up news item: February 5, 2021
The government of Indonesia has finally issued its annual decree ("Surat Keputusan Bersama (SKB) Hari Libur Nasional dan Cuti Bersama Tahun 2018") designating the list of Indonesian public holidays and collective leave days ("cuti bersama") for the calendar year 2018, for both the private and public sectors.
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.
The list national non-working public holidays in Indonesia in 2018, comes many months later than usual, and includes the recent addition of May 1st and June 1st as an annual non-working public holidays in Indonesia (2016-11-29 and 2013-08-14).
We can expect a parallel list of the official bank holidays in Indonesia to be announced in the coming months (2016-12-28 and 2016-01-10).
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