Gov’t Revises National Holidays, Collective Leave 2021

By Office of Assistant to Deputy Cabinet Secretary for State Documents & Translation     Date 18 Juni 2021
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In an attempt to anticipate COVID-19 transmission, the Government has announced changes in National Holidays and Collective Leave 2021.

The decision is stipulated in Joint Ministerial Decree of Minister of Religious Affairs, Minister of Manpower, Minister of State Apparatus Empowerment and Bureaucratic Reform Number 712 of 2021, Number 1 of 2021, Number 3 of 2021 on the Second Amendment to Joint Ministerial Decree of Minister of Religious Affairs, Minister of Manpower, and Minister of State Apparatus Empowerment and Bureaucratic Reform Number 642 of 2020, Number 4 of 2020 on National Holidays and Collective Leave 2021.

The decision is made during a Ministerial Coordination Meeting led by Coordinating Minister for Human Development and Culture Muhadjir Effendy on the review of Joint Ministerial Decree on Holidays and Collective Leave 2021.

“As directed by President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo, there should be a review regarding holidays and collective leave to prevent further COVID-19 spread,” Coordinating Minister for Human Development and Culture Muhadjir Effendy said in his press statement, Friday (18/6).

According to him, the Government has decided to revise two national holidays and remove one day from collective leave calendar.

“In accordance with the President’s directives and the decision of Ministerial Coordination Meeting, it is necessary to take measurable and effective measures to control the spread of COVID-19. The change in holidays will be applied to religious festivity that has no worship rituals to stem the transmission of the virus during long weekend,” he said.

On that occasion, Muhadjir also said that the Government’s decision is made by taking into account the possibility of mass gatherings at certain times during holidays.

“The Government has changed national holidays and removed collective leave day for this year’s Christmas Day to avoid long weekend, which potentially can trigger more crowds and increase the spread of the disease,” he added.

Based on the decree, several changes in National Holidays and Collective Leave 2021 are as follows:

  1. National Holiday for the Islamic New Year of 1443 Hijri National Holiday that initially falls on 10 August 2021 will be replaced on 11 August 2021;
  2. National Holiday for the Birthday of Prophet Muhammad that initially falls on 19 October 2021 will be replaced on 20 October 2021; and
  3. Collective Leave for Christmas on 24 December 2021 will be abolished.

The 2021 National Holidays and Collective Leaves as stipulated in the latest 3 Joint Ministerial Decrees are as follows:

National holidays:

  1. Friday, 1 January: New Year’s Day 2021
  2. Friday, 12 February: Chinese New Year 2572 Kongzili
  3. Thursday, 11 March: Ascension Day of Prophet Muhammad.
  4. Sunday, 14 March: the Holy Day of Silence, Saka New Year 1943
  5. Friday, 2 April: Good Friday
  6. Saturday, 1 May 1: International Labor Day
  7. Thursday, 13 May: Ascension of Jesus Christ
  8. Thursday-Friday, 13-14 May: Eid Al-Fitr 1442 Hijri
  9. Wednesday, 26 May: Vesak Day 2565
  10. Tuesday, 1 June: Pancasila Day
  11. Tuesday, 20 July: Eid al-Adha 1442 Hijri
  12. Wednesday, 11 August: Islamic New Year 1443 Hijri
  13. Tuesday, 17 August: Independence Day of the Republic of Indonesia
  14. Wednesday, 20 October: Birthday of Prophet Muhammad.
  15. Saturday, 25 December: Christmas Day

Collective leave:

Wednesday, 12 May: Collective Leave for Eid Al-Fitr 1442 Hijri

(PR of Coordinating Ministry for Human Development and Culture/UN) (RIF/MUR)

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