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Public Holidays in Indonesia 2023

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If you are a foreigner who lives in Indonesia or a foreigner who is planning to relocate to Indonesia for work, you will probably be happy to know how many long weekends the Indonesians get to enjoy throughout the year. While there are 16 public holidays gazette by the government for 2023, tthere is also an initiative introduced called ‘Cuti Bersama’, which means collective leave or holiday together. Cuti Bersama is widely known as “Hari Kejepit Nasional”.

These collective leaves normally fall on either Monday or Friday, and they are generally before or after a public holiday. That’s why Indonesians have a lot of long weekends to travel for celebrations.

The introduction of collective leave is an initiative of the Indonesian government to promote domestic tourism. So, if you happen to work or relocate to Indonesia in 2023, don’t miss out on this opportunity to check out the hidden gems in Indonesia with all these long weekends.

Types of Public Holidays in Indonesia

There are three types of public holidays in Indonesia: religious, national, and international.

Religious Holidays

Five official religions that are officially recognised by the Indonesian government are Islam, Protestant, Catholic, Buddhist, and Hindu. The religious holidays that celebrated in Indonesia are listed below:

  • Satu Muharam (Muslim New Year)
  • Maulid Nabi (Birth of the Prophet Mohammad)
  • Isra Miraj (Ascension of the Prophet Mohammad)
  • Hari Raya Idul Fitri (End of Ramadan fasting month)
  • Idul Adha (Muslim Day of Sacrifice)
  • Good Friday
  • Christmas
  • Hari Raya Nyepi (Day of Silence)
  • Vesak Day

National Holidays

There are three types of public holidays in Indonesia: religious, national, and international.

  • Indonesian Independence Day
  • Pancasila Day

International Holidays

There are three types of public holidays in Indonesia: religious, national, and international.

  • New Year’ Day
  • Chinese New Year
  • International Labor’s Day
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Indonesia Public Holidays 2023

Here are the public holidays in Indonesia in 2023:

Date Day Holiday
1 Jan Sun New Year’s Day
22 Jan Sun Chinese New Year
18 Feb Sat Isra Mi’raj
22 Mar Wed Bali Hindu New Year
7 Apr Fri Good Friday
22 Apr Sat Hari Raya Idul Fitri
23 Apr Sun Lebaran Holiday
1 May Mon Labour Day
6 May Sat Waisak Day
18 May Thu Ascension Day of Jesus
1 Jun Thu Pancasila Day
4 Jun Sun Vesak Day 2567 BE
29 Jun Thu Idul Adha
19 Jul Wed Islamic New Year
17 Aug Thu Independence Day
27 Sep Wed Prophet Muhammad’s Birthday
25 Dec Mon Christmas Day

What is Cuti Bersama in Indonesia

As mentioned earlier, aside from the standard public holidays in Indonesia, Cuti Bersama (Hari Kejepit Nasional/ collective leave/ holiday together) is an initiative launched by the Indonesian government to promote domestic tourism and to enhance the efficiency of public servants.

The Cuti Bersama 2023 schedule will be released closer to each holiday and will be announced by the government.

Although the Indonesia government has put this in place, it is not mandatory for every company in Indonesia to implement this. The additional days of long leave will be consumed as “Annual Leave” as part of this initiative.

How to Work in Indonesia

In order to be work in Indonesia, you must apply for a work visa. Here are the key steps that you should take when obtaining a work visa in Indonesia:

  1. Approval from the government and submission of ‘Rencana Penempatan Tenaga Kerja Asing’ (RPTKA) to the Ministry of Manpower
  2. Apply for a work permit (IMTA)
  3. Apply for a Limited Stay Visa & Permit (ITAS)
  4. Apply for KITAS card & blue foreigner’s registration book

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Indonesia Public Holiday 2023 FAQs

Do I entitle to holiday pay if I must work on a public holiday in Indonesia?2020-10-26T15:32:11+08:00

If you have to work on a public holiday in Indonesia, then you are entitled to an overtime pay rate.  

Is Diwali a public holiday in Indonesia?2020-10-26T15:31:47+08:00

No. Diwali is not a public holiday in Indonesia. 

What are the main holidays in Indonesia?2020-10-26T15:30:43+08:00

The main holidays in Indonesia are the religious holidays, focusing on the Muslim community. 

Is Christmas a holiday in Indonesia?2020-10-26T15:26:37+08:00

Yes. Christmas is a holiday in Indonesia. 

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