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The Head of Public Relations of the Coordinating Ministry for Human Development and Culture, Danang A. Ichwan, has announced that the Indonesian government had finally decided that there would be no change in Lebaran holidays and this year according to the Joint Decree of three ministers.
The aforementioned announcement ("The information I know is that there are no changes. Leave and Lebaran holidays refer to the SKB of the three ministers"), puts an end to 10 days of uncertainty, following the announced extension of the period of consecutive non-working Ramadan public holidays to 11 days, from Thursday, May 30, until Sunday, June 9, 2019, inclusively, for the Indonesian public sector (2019-05-09), and speculation that the list of 2019 public holidays in Indonesia (2018-11-15) would be modified at the last minute, as was done last year (2018-04-18).
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.
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