Gov’t Announces Public Holidays for 2022
The Government has announced public holidays and collective leave days for 2022.
The Joint Decree (SKB) Number 963 of 2021, Number 3 of 2021, and Number 4 of 2021 on Public Holidays and Collective Leave Days for 2022 was signed by Minister of Religious Affairs, Minister of Manpower, and Minister of State Apparatus Empowerment and Bureaucratic Reforms (PANRB).
“We have decided there will be 16 public holidays in 2022,” Coordinating Minister for Human Development and Culture Muhadjir Effendy said after attending Ministerial-level Coordination Meeting on Public Holidays and Collective Leave Days in 2022.
The public holidays are as follows:
– 1 January: New Year 2022
– 1 February: Chinese New Year
– 28 February: Isra ‘Mi’raj (Ascension Day) of Prophet Muhammad
– 3 March: Nyepi Day
– 15 April: Good Friday
– 1 May: International Labor Day
– 2-3 May: Eid Al-Fitr
– 16 May: Waisak Day
– 26 May: Ascension Day of Christ
– 1 June: Pancasila Day
– 9 July: Eid Al-Adha
– 30 July: Islamic New Year
– 17 Augustus: Independence Day of the Republic of Indonesia
– 8 October: Birthday of Prophet Muhammad
– 25 December: Christmas Day
However, Muhadjir stated that 2022 collective leave days will be later reviewed following the latest developments of the COVID-19 pandemic. “The decision on public holidays and collective leave is also made based on the results of the evaluation during the last two years since the COVID-19 pandemic,” he added.
In addition, the decision on public holidays and collective leave days for 2022 is intended to serve as a guideline for public, business and private sectors activities, as well as for ministries/institutions to plan the timeline of their work programs.
Following this announcement, Ministry of Manpower will prepare a Circular on the implementation of collective leave days in the private sector, while Ministry of Ministry of State Apparatus Empowerment and Bureaucratic Reforms will prepare regulations for State Civil Apparatus (ASN).
Muhadjir expressed hope that the pandemic can be handled well so there will be no revision on national leave days in 2022. (Coordinating Ministry for Human Development and Culture PR/UN) (GWH/MMB)