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Public Holidays 2017

This page contains a national calendar of all 2017 public holidays. Please scroll down to view.

Indonesian public holidays are set each year by Joint Ministerial Decree. Each year, the holiday dates are determined by various minsters, departments and decrees.

The concept of  ‘cuti bersama’ (joint holiday) has been introduced by the Indonesian Government with the aim to promote domestic tourism. Joint holidays are provided to prolong holiday weekends (usually given on a Monday or Friday). Thus, if a public holiday falls on a Thursday, the ‘joint holiday’ program encourages your employer to give you the Friday off so that you have a four-day weekend. According to Article 85 of ‘Act 13 of 2003 Indonesian Manpower/Labour Law’, workers are not obliged to work on public holidays. However, if work is required to be done on public holidays, employers are subject to pay overtime payments to the workers. Approximately 87 per cent of Indonesia’s population observe Islam as their religion. Hence, Islamic religious holidays like Hari Raya Idul Fitri, Idul Adha, and the Birthday of the Prophet Muhammad are widely celebrated all across Indonesia.

Public Holidays 2017

The official 2017 public holiday dates have been released by the Joint Ministerial Decree on 14 April 2016.

UPDATE: President Joko Widodo established that Pancasila Day (1 June) will be a national holiday from 2017.

1 JanSunNew Years Day
2 JanMonShared Public Holiday (New Years Day)
28 JanSatChinese New Year
28 MarTueBali Hindu New Year
14 AprFriGood Friday
24 AprMonAscension of the Prophet Muhammad
1 MayMonInternational Labor Day / May Day
11 MayThuWaisak Day
25 MayThuAscension Day of Jesus Christ
1 JunThuPancasila Day
25 JunSunHari Raya Idul Fitri
26 JunMonHari Raya Idul Fitri
27 JunTueShared Public Holiday (Lebaran)
28 JunWedShared Public Holiday (Lebaran)
29 JunThuShared Public Holiday (Lebaran)
30 JunFriShared Public Holiday (Lebaran)
17 AugThuIndonesian Independence Day
1 SepFriIdul Adha
21 SepThuIslamic New Year
1 DecFriBirthday of the Prophet Muhammad
25 DecMonChristmas Day
26 DecTueShared Public Holiday (Christmas)