Hari Raya Idul Fitri is an Indonesian holiday that celebrates the conclusion of the fasting month of Ramadan. The Hari Raya Idul Fitri holiday period is also known as Lebaran. Lebaran is a series of public holidays that allow Indonesians to spend time with their friends and family members.
|2020||22 May||Fri||Lebaran Holiday|
|24 May to 25 May||Sun to Mon||Hari Raya Idul Fitri|
|26 May to 27 May||Tue to Wed||Lebaran Holiday|
|2021||13 May||Thu||Hari Raya Idul Fitri|
|14 May||Fri||Lebaran Holiday|
The Hari Raya Idul Fitri holiday season is characterised by attending prayers, giving charitably, asking for forgiveness from people you have wronged, and feasting together when the time of fasting is complete.
With regards to the scale of celebrations, Hari Raya Idul Fitri may be the largest Indonesian public holiday. Many Indonesians will often travel a large distance to their home towns to celebrate with their family. Traffic jams and public transportation delays are common. Over eight million people leave Jakarta to return to their hometowns prior to the holiday.
Indonesian law demands that employees receive a salary bonus prior to Hari Raya Idul Fitri. This salary bonus is meant to offset the expenses of Hari Raya Idul Fitri. This ensures that every Indonesian citizen is able to enjoy the holiday season. In Jakarta, Indonesian citizens enjoy a salary bonus of no less than one month’s payment. The amount of salary bonuses vary in other cities and regions.
On the morning or afternoon of Hari Raya Idul Fitri, Indonesian Muslims celebrate with a large feast with their family members. This feast consists of various dishes that have been carefully prepared by members of the family.