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Indonesia Could Shorten December 2020 Public Holidays

Source: Situs Resmi Kementerian Koordinator Bidang Kesejahteraan Rakyat (Jakarta)
Posted: Monday, November 23, 2020
Most recent follow-up news item: April 6, 2022

Indonesia's Coordinating Human Development and Culture Minister, Muhadjir Effendy, has announced that Indonesia's President, Joko Widodo, could soon decide to reduce the number of Indonesian public holidays at the end of December 2020, to avoid year-end health protocol violations ("In regards to the holiday, the collective leave days at the end of the year, the president has instructed that it be shortened").

The list of public holidays in Indonesia for the current year was announced in the summer of last year (2019-08-27), but amended multiple times since then due to the Covid-19 pandemic (2020-05-20, 2020-04-09, 2020-04-02, and 2020-03-09).

One of these changes (2020-04-09 and 2020-04-02), moved the Idul Fitri (End of Ramadan) joint leave holidays, then scheduled for May 26-29, to December 28-31, 2020, meaning that Indonesia is currently set for an 11-day string of year-end of public holidays, from Thursday, December 24, 2020, until Sunday, January 3, 2021, inclusively.

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