Source:Situs Resmi Kementerian Koordinator Bidang Kesejahteraan Rakyat (Jakarta)
Posted: Monday, March 9, 2020
Most recent follow-up news item: February 22, 2021
Following a meeting at the Coordinating Ministry for Human Development and Culture, the government of Indonesia, has amended its previously-released annual decree designating the list of Indonesian public holidays and collective leave days for the calendar year 2020 ("the decision to change the joint leave in 2020 was to increase the spirit of the State Civil Apparatus in working").
The aforementioned amendments to the list of 2020 public holidays and collective leave days in Indonesia, consist of 4 additional cuti bersama (collective leave days) on May 28-29, August 21 and October 30, and amends the annual decree designating the list of Indonesian public holidays and collective leave days for the calendar year 2020, as announced last summer("Surat Keputusan Bersama (SKB) Hari Libur Nasional dan Cuti Bersama Tahun 2020").
The list of 2018 non-working public holidays in Indonesia was similarly later extended (2018-06-22 and 2018-04-18). 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.
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