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Indonesia Might Cancel More Public Holidays In 2021

Source: Situs Resmi Kementerian Koordinator Bidang Kesejahteraan Rakyat (Jakarta)
Posted: Friday, June 18, 2021
Most recent follow-up news item: May 13, 2021


Indonesia's Manpower Minister, Ida Fauziyah, has announced that she would soon be issuing a circular letter containing a revised version of the 2021 public holidays in Indonesia ("The government has decided to revise two public holidays and suspend one collective leave").

As per the transcripts of the Coordinating Meeting for the Review of the SKB for National Holidays and Joint Leave in 2021 press conference, earlier today, the revised list of 2021 public holidays in Indonesia includes the expected cancellation of the one remaining 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 details are contained in the Joint Decree (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 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.

Recall that, earlier this week (2021-06-16), Indonesia's Coordinating Minister for Human Development and Culture, Muhadjir Effendy, had announced that the government might cancel some of the remaining public holidays of 2021 to prevent another post-holiday COVID-19 surge.

The list of 2021 public holidays and collective leave days in Indonesia, for both the private and public sectors, was announced late last summer (2020-09-11), but was then reduced by 5 days, last February (2021-02-22, 2021-02-18 and 2021-02-15), leaving 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).

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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