Source:Situs Resmi Kementerian Koordinator Bidang Kesejahteraan Rakyat (Jakarta)
Posted: Tuesday, August 27, 2019
Most recent follow-up news item: August 4, 2021
The government of Indonesia, via the Coordinating Minister for Human Development and Culture, Puan Maharani, has issued its annual decree ("Surat Keputusan Bersama (SKB) Hari Libur Nasional dan Cuti Bersama Tahun 2020") designating the list of Indonesian public holidays and collective leave days ("cuti bersama") for the calendar year 2020, 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.