Indonesia Cancels 3 Public Holidays In December 2020
Source:Situs Resmi Kementerian Koordinator Bidang Kesejahteraan Rakyat (Jakarta)
Posted: Tuesday, December 1, 2020
Indonesia's Coordinating Human Development and Culture Minister, Muhadjir Effendy, has finally announced the reduction in the number of December 2020 public holidays in Indonesia, as decided by the government of Indonesia ("there is a reduction in holidays and collective leave by three days, namely 28, 29, 30").
Early last week (2020-11-23), Indonesia's Coordinating Human Development and Culture Minister, Muhadjir Effendy, announced that Indonesia's President, Joko Widodo, could soon decide to reduce the number of Indonesian public holidays at the end of December 2020 (2020-11-23), which are currently set to run from Thursday, December 24, 2020, until Sunday, January 3, 2021, following multiple amendments (2020-05-20, 2020-04-09, 2020-04-02, and 2020-03-09) to the list of 2020 public holidays in Indonesia, as announced last year (2019-08-27).
The following day (2020-11-24), Indonesia's Minister of Administrative and Bureaucratic Reform (MenPAN RB), Tjahjo Kumolo, announced that the Indonesian government would immediately revise the Joint Decree of 2020 public holidays in Indonesia, after evaluating the health impact of the last long public holidays in October ("In the next few days the Coordinating Minister for PMK will be meeting to revise the decision for year-end holidays").
In an attempt at softening the blow caused by this decision, Minister Effendy added that "there will still be two holidays, namely Christmas Holidays and New Year Holidays. Then we add one substitute for the Eid holidays".
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