Indonesia Confirms October 19 Is Not A Public Public Holiday
Source:Situs Resmi Kementerian Koordinator Bidang Kesejahteraan Rakyat (Jakarta)
Posted: Wednesday, October 6, 2021
The Director General of Islamic Affairs of Indonesia's Religious Affairs Ministry, Kamaruddin Amin, has issued a statement reminding the public that the upcoming public holiday for the birthday of the Prophet Muhammad, would not be observed on October 19, 2021, as most printed calendars in Indonesia are currently showing.
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), did indeed list a public holiday for the birthday of the Prophet Muhammad, on Tuesday, October 19, 2021.
But, that list of 2021 Indonesian public holidays was subsequently modified many times (2021-06-18, 2021-06-16, 2021-02-22, 2021-02-18 and 2021-02-15), and the latest change included a shift of one day of the previously-announced dates for the 2021 public holidays for Islamic New Year and Prophet Muhammad’s birthday.
As this latest change occurred in June 2021, all 2021 printed calendars in circulation in Indonesia still show the initially-announced date for the Islamic New Year and Prophet Muhammad’s birthday public holidays, hence today's announcement by the Director General of Islamic Affairs of Indonesia's Religious Affairs Ministry, who had made a similar announcement regarding the Islamic New Year public holiday, a couple of months ago (2021-08-04).
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