The Government has announced the official holidays for 2005 that will result in 5 long weekends and 13 national holidays throughout the year.
Unlike last year when the Government moved many dates to create long weekends and encourage domestic tourism, many of the holidays in 2005 will be recognized on their official dates which coincidentally fall on Fridays and Mondays creating natural long weekends. The only exception to this rule is the decision to move the celebration of the Prophet Muhammad's birthday to Friday, April 22 and the celebration of the Prophet's ascension in heaven to Friday September 2.
Idul Fitri celebrations are widely expected to be declared on Thursday and Friday, November 3 and 4, 2005. The Government has decided that Civil servants will be granted holidays from November 2 with the option of an additional 2 days leave on November 7 and 8 with the permission of their supervisors.
Holidays in 2005
• New Year Day - Saturday, 1 January
• Idul Adha 1425 H. - Friday, 21 January
• Chinese New Year 2556 - Wednesday, 9 February
• Islamic New Year 1426 - Thursday, 10 February
• Hindu Bali Day of Silence (Nyepi) - Friday, 11 March
• Good Friday - Friday, 25 March
• Maulid of the Prophet Muhammad - Friday, 22 April
• Ascension of Jesus Christ - Thursday, 5 May
• Buddhist Vesak Day - Tuesday, 24 May
• Indonesia's Independence Day - Wednesday, 17 August
• Isra Mi'raj of Prophet Muhammad - Friday, 2 September
• Idul Fitri 1426 H. - Thursday and Friday, 3 and 4 November
• Christmas - Sunday, December 25
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