Indonesian October 2020 Public Holidays Will Not Be Changed
Source:Situs Resmi Kementerian Koordinator Bidang Kesejahteraan Rakyat (Jakarta)
Posted: Monday, October 19, 2020
The Indonesian government's Coordinating Minister for Human Development and Culture (PMK), Muhadjir Effendy, has announced that the upcoming Maulid Nabi public holidays of October 28-30, 2020, would remain as previously-announced, despite the current coronavirus restrictions ("The Limited Meeting according to the President's direction stipulates that leave and holidays in connection with the Prophet's Birthday commemoration will still be carried out, there is no change").
The initial list of Indonesian public holidays and joint leave days for 2020 ("Surat Keputusan Bersama (SKB) Hari Libur Nasional dan Cuti Bersama Tahun 2020"), was announced last summer (2019-08-27), containing 4 additional days of joint leave (Cuti Bersama), but was changed many times since then.
First (2020-03-09), 4 additional Cuti Bersama were added, on May 28-29, August 21 and October 30 ("to increase the spirit of the State Civil Apparatus in working").
Then (2020-04-09 and 2020-04-02), the 2020 Idul Fitri (End of Ramadan) joint leave holidays were moved from May 26-29 to December 28-31, 2020 ("That's right, December 28-31 December 2020").
Finally (2020-05-20), the Indonesian government announced that Friday, May 22, 2020, would not be be a day off, as per the third amendment to Decree No. 728 of 2019, Number 213 of 2019 ("Eradicating Joint Leave of Eid Al-Fitr 1441 Hijri on May 22, 2020").
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