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Indonesian 2020 Public Holidays Announced

Source: Situs Resmi Kementerian Koordinator Bidang Kesejahteraan Rakyat (Jakarta)
Posted: Tuesday, August 27, 2019


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.

For 2020, the aforementioned decree from the Ministry of Religious Affairs, the Indonesian Ministry of Manpower and Transmigration, and the Ministry of Administrative Reform, designates 4 additional days of joint leave (Cuti Bersama), one less than some past years (2017-10-03, 2012-07-20 and 2011-07-14) but the same as was the case for the past five years (2018-11-15, 2017-04-18, 2016-12-28, 2016-04-14, 2015-06-26, 2014-05-07, 2014-10-24, 2015-02-22 and 2013-08-23), although the list of 2018 non-working public holidays in Indonesia was later extended (2018-06-22 and 2018-04-18), and in 2019, an extension was announced (2019-05-09) but almost immediately canceled (2019-05-20).

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.

We can expect a parallel list of the official bank holidays in Indonesia to be announced in the coming months (2018-12-29, 2017-12-24, 2016-12-28 and 2016-01-10).



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