Gov’t Announces Eid Holidays, Joint Leave
The Government has set a two-day national holiday for Eid al-Fitr 1443 H on May 2 and 3, 2022 as well as four days of joint Eid al-Fitr leave on April 29 and May 4-6, 2022.
“The Government has set a two-day national holiday for Eid Al-Fitr 1443 Hijri on May 2 and 3, 2022, and has also set a joint Eid al-Fitr leave on April 29 and May 4, 5, 6, 2022. Decisions regarding this joint leave will be regulated in detail through a Joint Decree by relevant ministers,” President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo said in a press statement, at the Bogor Presidential Palace, West Java province, Wednesday (04/06).
The President said that the public can use this joint leave to stay in touch with parents, family, relatives, and friends at home. However, he asked the public to always stay vigilant because the pandemic is not over yet.
“We all must stay carefully vigilant, immediately have booster vaccines, continue to follow health protocols in a disciplined manner, and must always wear masks in public places or among crowds,” he said.
The number of mudik (annual homecoming) travellers this year is estimated reaching 85 million people. Of this number, it is estimated that around 14 million travellers are from Jakarta and its greater areas (Jabodetabek) and 47 percent of the travellers will use personal vehicles. The President emphasized that the Government will do its best to provide the utmost service for the people who will go back to their hometown.
“The Government will work hard to provide maximum service so that travellers can travel safely and comfortably,” he said.
Previously, on Wednesday (04/06) President Jokowi chaired a Limited Meeting on Preparations for Eid 1443 H. As stated by Coordinating Minister for Human Development and Culture Muhadjir Effendy, in the meeting the President ordered his staff to prepare for mudik well.
“He has ordered all relevant ministries and institutions to be well prepared and ready,” said Muhadjir. (SLN/UN) (EST/HD/LW)