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19 National Holidays Announced for 2013

Indonesian National Holidays Officially Announced for 2013

Bali News: Indonesia, National Public Holidays, Christmas 2013, Nyepi 2013, Good Friday 2013, Lebaran, Idul Fitri 2013, shared holidays, Imlek 2013, Chinese New Year 2013, Idul Adha 2013, Christmas 2013, shared holidays, cuti bersma
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The Coordinating Minister for the People’s Welfare, Agung Laksono, has formally announced the list of national holidays for 2013. In all, 19 days have been designated “holidays” comprised of official “days off” and “shared holiday” or “extra days off” (cuti bersama) to form long weekends.

In 2013 there will be 14 official holiday dates and 5 more days set aside for shared holidays (cuti bersama).

Quoted by, Laksono said: “Shared holidays and national holidays are intended to improve productivity, efficiency, advance the tourism sector and assist the people’s economy.”

The official establishment of national holidays is also intended to provide compensation for civil servants, hospital workers and other public servants. “For other civil servants, such as bank, the shared holiday depend on the manager of each institution,” said Agung.

Indonesian National Holidays 2013

  • Tuesday, January 1, 2013 New Years Day 2013
  • Thursday, January 24, 2013 Birthday of the Prophet Mohammad SAW 
  • Sunday, February 10, 2013 Chinese New Year - Imlek 2564
  • Tuesday, March 12, 2013 Hari Nyepi Cakra 1935 (Bali Day of Silence)
  • Friday, March 29, 2013 Good Friday
  • Thursday, May 9, 2013 Ascension Day of Jesus Christ into Heaven
  • Saturday, May 25, 2013 Hari Raya Waisak 2557
  • Thursday, June 6, 2013 Isra Mi'raj Prophet Mohammad SAW - the Ascension of The Prophet Muhammad SAW
  • Monday, August 5, 2013 Shared Holiday
  • Tuesday, August 6, 2013 Shared Holiday
  • Wednesday, August 7, 2013 Shared Holiday
  • Thursday & Friday - August 8-9, 2013 Hari Raya Idul Fitri 1434H
  • Saturday, August 17, 2013 Indonesian Independence Day
  • Monday, October 14, 2013 Shared Holiday
  • Tuesday, October 15, 2013 Idul Adha 1434H
  • Tuesday, November 5, 2013 Islamic New Year 1435H
  • Wednesday, December 25, 2013 Christmas Day
  • Thursday, December 26, 2016 Shared Holiday
Not included in the above list, with the exception of Nyepi Day, are the official Balinese-Hindu holidays for 2013.

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