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Indonesian 2021 Public Holidays Announced

Source: Situs Resmi Kementerian Koordinator Bidang Kesejahteraan Rakyat (Jakarta)
Posted: Friday, September 11, 2020


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.

For 2021, the aforementioned decree from the Ministry of Religious Affairs, the Indonesian Ministry of Manpower and Transmigration, and the Ministry of Administrative Reform, designates 7 additional days of joint leave (Cuti Bersama), more than some past years (2019-08-27, 2017-10-03, 2012-07-20 and 2011-07-14) but the same as was the case for the five years of the recent past (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 and 2020 non-working public holidays in Indonesia were later extended (2020-05-21, 2020-05-20, 2020-04-09, 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 (2019-12-23, 2018-12-29, 2017-12-24, 2016-12-28 and 2016-01-10).



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