Source:Situs Resmi Kementerian Koordinator Bidang Kesejahteraan Rakyat (Jakarta)
Posted: Friday, September 11, 2020
Most recent follow-up news item: August 4, 2021
The government of Indonesia has issued a Joint Decree (SKB) on National Holidays and Joint Leave in 2021 which was signed by three ministers namely the Minister of Religion, the Minister of Manpower and the MenPAN, and which announces the list of Indonesian public holidays and collective leave days ("cuti bersama") for the calendar year 2021, 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.