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Indonesia Cancels 5 Public Holidays In 2021

Source: Situs Resmi Kementerian Koordinator Bidang Kesejahteraan Rakyat (Jakarta)
Posted: Monday, February 22, 2021
Most recent follow-up news item: October 6, 2021


Indonesia's Coordinating Minister for Human Development and Culture, Muhadjir Effendy, has announced that the list of 2021 national public holidays and joint leave days in Indonesia would be reduced by 5 days ("Previously, there were seven collective leave days. After careful review, the collective leave days schedule has been shortened from seven days to just two days").

Late last week (2021-02-18), Indonesia's Coordinating Minister for Human Development and Culture, Muhadjir Effendy, had sent a letter confirming that the Indonesian government would re-evaluate the list of national public holidays and joint leave days, as had been hinted at by Indonesia's Minister of State Apparatus Empowerment and Bureaucratic Reform, Tjahjo Kumolo, earlier that same week (2021-02-15).

The reduction in the number of 2021 public holidays in Indonesia is contained in the in the Joint Decree (SKB) of the Minister of Religion, Minister of Manpower, Minister of State Apparatus Empowerment and Bureaucratic Reform Number 281 of 2021, Number 1 of 2021, Number 1 of 2021 concerning Amendments to Joint Decrees of the Minister of Religion, Minister of Manpower, Minister of Administrative Reform and Bureaucratic Reform Number 642 of 2020, Number 4 of 2020, Number 4 of 2020 concerning National Holidays and Joint Leave in 2021.

The list of 2021 public holidays and collective leave days in Indonesia, for both the private and public sectors, as announced in the Joint Decree (SKB) on National Holidays and Joint Leave in 2021, signed by the Minister of Religion, the Minister of Manpower and the MenPAN, late last summer (2020-09-11), will now only include 2 collective leave days, the one on Wednesday, May 12 (the day before Eid al-Fitr), and Friday, December 24, 2021 (the day before Christmas).

The initially-released list of 2020 public holidays in Indonesia (2019-08-27) was also modified, multiple times (2020-12-01, 2020-11-24, 2020-11-23, 2020-10-19, 2020-05-20, 2020-05-21, 2020-04-09 and 2020-03-09).



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