Indonesia Might Cancel More Public Holidays In 2021
Source:Situs Resmi Kementerian Koordinator Bidang Kesejahteraan Rakyat (Jakarta)
Posted: Wednesday, June 16, 2021
Most recent follow-up news item: August 4, 2021
Indonesia's Coordinating Minister for Human Development and Culture, Muhadjir Effendy, has announced that the government was that the government was reviewing the remaining public holidays for the year 2021, and that it may cancel any necessary remaining public holidays to prevent another post-holiday COVID-19 surge ("We had a meeting yesterday with the president to discuss holidays, be it collective leave or individual leave, until December").
The list of 2021 public holidays and collective leave days in Indonesia, for both the private and public sectors, was 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).
But, then, in February (2021-02-22, 2021-02-18 and 2021-02-15), Indonesia's Coordinating Minister for Human Development and Culture, Muhadjir Effendy, 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").
The February 2021 change meant that the list of 2021 public holidays and collective leave days in Indonesia, for both the private and public sectors, was left with only 2 collective leave days, the one on Wednesday, May 12 (the day before Eid al-Fitr), and one on Friday, December 24, 2021 (the day before Christmas).
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