Source:Situs Resmi Kementerian Koordinator Bidang Kesejahteraan Rakyat (Jakarta)
Posted: Wednesday, September 22, 2021
Most recent follow-up news item: June 2, 2022
The government of Indonesia has issued the Joint Decree (SKB) of the Minister of Religion, Minister of Manpower, Minister of Administrative Reform and Bureaucratic Reform Number 963 of 2021, Number 3 of 2021, Number 4 of 2021 concerning National Holidays and Joint Leave of 2022.
The aforementioned decree is signed by Religious Affairs Minister, Yaqut Cholil Qoumas, Manpower Minister, Ida Fauziyah, and Administrative and Bureaucratic Reform Minister, Tjahjo Kumolo.
For 2022, the decree from the Ministry of Religious Affairs, the Indonesian Ministry of Manpower and Transmigration, and the Ministry of Administrative Reform, does not designate any additional days of joint leave (Cuti Bersama), but the Coordinating Minister for Human Development and Culture, Muhadjir Effendy, left the door open for this to be remedied at a later date ("Hopefully next year the Covid-19 pandemic can be handled properly so that the determination of collective leave can really be realized in 2022").
The Cuti Bersama were introduced after the 2002 Bali bombings (2002-11-07) to promote internal tourism as a means to compensate diminishing foreign tourism. The number of these additional public holidays rose from 3 in 2002 to 6 in 2008 (2007-05-31), but then later in 2008, the number of these was sharply reduced (2008-02-05), while subsequent years' announcements (2010-06-15, 2011-07-14 and 2012-02-01) brought the total of Cuti Bersama close to the pre-2008 counts.
The initial list of 2021 public holidays and collective leave days in Indonesia (2020-09-11) was later reduced by 5 days (2021-02-22, 2021-02-18 and 2021-02-15), then reduced by another day (2021-06-18 and 2021-06-16), before a final amendment led to the cancellation of the last 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 (2021-06-18).