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Indonesia Confirms August 11 Islamic New Year Public Holiday

Source: Situs Resmi Kementerian Koordinator Bidang Kesejahteraan Rakyat (Jakarta)
Posted: Wednesday, August 4, 2021
Most recent follow-up news item: October 6, 2021

The Director General of Islamic Affairs of Indonesia's Religious Affairs Ministry, Kamaruddin Amin, has announced that the Indonesian government had moved the public holiday for the upcoming Islamic New Year 1443 Hijri, from August 10 to August 11, 2021 ("The Islamic New Year will remain on August 10. The holiday is moved to August 11").

The list of 2021 public holidays and collective leave days in Indonesia, for both the private and public sectors, as it was announced late last summer (2020-09-11), listed a public holiday for the Hijri 1443 Islamic New Year, on Tuesday, August 10, 2021.

That list of 2021 Indonesian public holidays was later reduced by 5 days, last February (2021-02-22, 2021-02-18 and 2021-02-15), and was reduced by one day a couple of months ago (2021-06-18 and 2021-06-16).

This most recent change to the list of 2021 Indonesian public holidays, is contained in the Joint Decrees (SKB) of the Minister of Religion, Minister of Manpower, Minister of State Apparatus Empowerment and Bureaucratic Reform No. 712 of 2021, Number 1 of 2021, Number 3 of 2021, which includes the cancellation of the last collective leave day, on Friday, December 24, 2021, as well a shift of one day in the previously-announced dates of the 2021 public holidays for Islamic New Year and Prophet Muhammad’s birthday.

The initially-released list of 2020 public holidays in Indonesia (2019-08-27) was also modified, many 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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