Public holidays in Indonesia

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The following table indicates declared Indonesian government national holidays for the year 2016 only—cultural variants also provide opportunity for holidays tied to local events. Beside official holidays, there are the so-called "libur bersama" or "cuti bersama", or joint leave(s) declared nationwide by the government. In total there are 14 public holidays, and 9 "cuti bersama" or joint holidays.

2016 public holidays[edit]

Date (Gregorian calendar) Date (Religious calendar) English name Local name Remarks
1 January New Year's Day Tahun Baru Masehi
8 February Chinese New Year Tahun Baru Imlek 1st day of 1st month of Chinese calendar
9 March Kasa 1 Pawukon 40 Day of Silence Hari Raya Nyepi (Tahun Baru Saka) New Year of Balinese saka calendar
25 March Good Friday Wafat Yesus Kristus (Jumat Agung) Date varies; this is the Friday before Easter Sunday, which is the first Sunday after the first Paschal Full Moon following the official vernal equinox
1 May Labour Day Hari Buruh
5 May Ascension Day Kenaikan Yesus Kristus
6 May Rajab 27 Ascension of the Prophet Isra Mi'raj Nabi Muhammad
22 May Every May of Vaisakha Buddha's Birthday Waisak Date varies according to the Buddhist calendar
6 – 7 July Shawwal 1-2 Eid al-Fitr Idul Fitri (Lebaran Mudik) Date varies according to the Islamic calendar
17 August Independence Day Hari Proklamasi Kemerdekaan R.I. Mr. Soekarno and Mr. Hatta as the proclamator
12 September Dhu al-Hijjah 10 Feast of the Sacrifice Idul Adha (Lebaran Haji) Date varies according to the Islamic calendar
2 October Muharram 1 Islamic New Year Tahun Baru Islam 1438 Hijriah 1st day of the Muharram, the beginning of the new Islamic year
12 December Rabi' al-awwal 12 Birth of the Prophet Maulid Nabi Muhammad Birthday of the Islamic prophet Muhammad
25 December Christmas Hari Natal

Other holidays[edit]

In addition to the official holidays, many religious, historical, and other traditional holidays populate the calendar, as well as observances proclaimed by officials and lighter celebrations. These are rarely observed by businesses as holidays.

Date (Gregorian calendar) English name Local name Year established Remarks
Dates vary Galungan and Kuningan Galungan & Kuningan
Dates vary Lantern Festival Cap Go Meh "Ending of 15th days celebration of Chinese New Year"
21 April Kartini Day Hari Kartini "Women Emancipation Day"
22 April Earth Day Hari Bumi
2 May National Education Day Hari Pendidikan Nasional 1959 In remembrance of Ki Hajar Dewantara's birthday, a prominent Indonesian educator
20 May National Awakening Day Hari Kebangkitan Nasional 1985 In remembrance of the 1908 formation of the first nationalist group, Budi Utomo
1 June Pancasila Day Hari Lahir Pancasila 1967 Commemorates Sukarno's 1945 address regarding his views on the Pancasila ideology. National holiday from 2017 [1]
23 July National Children Day Hari Anak Nasional
1 October Pancasila Sanctity Day Hari Kesaktian Pancasila The day after the 30 September Movement coup attempt
2 October Batik Day Hari Batik
5 October Indonesian National Armed Forces Day Hari Tentara Nasional Indonesia The founding of Tentara Keamanan Rakyat ("People's Security Army"), the predecessor of TNI.
28 October Youth Pledge Day Hari Sumpah Pemuda 1967 Commemoration of the 1928 Youth Pledge
10 November Heroes' Day Hari Pahlawan Commemoration of the 1945 Battle of Surabaya
12 November Father's Day Hari Ayah Established in 2006[2]
12 November National Health Day Hari Kesehatan Nasional Marks the day when Sukarno officially begins the malaria eradication project by spraying DDT in the village of Kalasan (1959).[3]
13 December Nusantara Day Hari Nusantara 2001 The recognition of the boundary of the Indonesian archipelago, started with the announcement of the Deklarasi Djoeanda on December 13, 1957, which eventually leads to the recognition of the principles of the Nusantara in the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea in 1982.[4]
22 December Mother's Day Hari Ibu 1959

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Eko Prasetyo (1 June 2016). "Jokowi Announces Public Holiday for Pancasila Day". The Jakarta Globe. Retrieved 13 September 2016. 
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  3. ^ "Hari Kesehatan Nasional" [National Health Day]. Pusat Promosi Kesehatan - Kementerian Kesehatan Republik Indonesia (in Indonesian). Direktorat Promosi Kesehatan dan Pemberdayaan Masyarakat. 2016. Archived from the original on February 13, 2016. Retrieved February 13, 2016. 
  4. ^ Keppres no 126 tahun 2001