Indonesia’s 2021 Public Holidays

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Indonesia’s government has issued its list of public holidays for 2021. In addition to official public holidays, the government also provides joint leaves (collective leave day). The concept of joint leaves was introduced to stimulate the local tourism industry and is counted as a public servants’ overall leave.

Business in the private sector also adjust employees’ annual leaves in line with the joint leaves issued by the government. The longest period for public holidays-joint leaves is usually at the end of the Eid-al-Fitr which could span an entire working week.

The combines public holidays and joint leaves for 2021 are the following dates:

New Year’s Day

  • January 1

Chinese New Year

  • February 12

Ascension of the Prophet Muhammad

  • March 11
  • March 12 — Joint leave

Hindu New Year

  • March 14

Good Friday

  • April 2

International Labor Day

  • May 1

Ascension of Jesus Christ

  • May 13

Eid-al-Fitr

  • May 13-14
  • May 17-19 — Joint leaves

Vesak

  • May 26

Pancasila Day

  • June 1

Eid-ul-Adha

  • July 20

Islamic New Year

  • August 10

Independence Day

  • August 17

Maulid Nabi

  • October 19

Christmas

  • December 24 — Joint leave
  • December 25

December 27 — Joint leave


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