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19 National Holidays Announced for 2013

Indonesian National Holidays Officially Announced for 2013

(7/19/2012) 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 Kompas.com, 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

Not included in the above list, with the exception of Nyepi Day, are the official Balinese-Hindu holidays for 2013.