Buddhism in Indonesia

Public Holidays

2007 Holiday name
Mon, Jan 1 New Year's Day
Sat, Jan 20 Islamic New Year
Sun, Feb 18 Chinese New Year (Imlek)
Mon, Mar 19 Hari Nyepi/Hindu New Year
Sat, Mar 31 Prophet Muhammad's Birthday
Fri, Apr 6 Good Friday
Sun, Apr 8 Easter
Thu, May 17 Ascension Day
Fri, May 18 Ascension Friday
Fri, Jun 1 Waisak (Buddha Day)
Fri, Aug 10 Prophet Muhammad's Ascension
Fri, Aug 17 Independence Day
Oct 13-16 Eid al Fitr (End of Ramadhan)
Dec 20-21 Eid al Adha
Dec 24-25 Christmas
Mon, Dec 31 New Year's Eve (Bank holiday)


Public holidays that fall on a weekend are not forwarded. However, the government will regularly declare "bridge holidays" that extend from public holidays that fall on a Tuesday or Thursday to the nearest weekend. These bridge holidays are called "Shared Holiday by Government Decree for an Extended Weekend", or "cuti bersama" in Indonesia.

"Eid al Fitr" is an official national public holiday for only the first two days. Banks close for the entire week. Many businesses close for at least the entire week, if not two. The days off can be leading up to, after, or a combination of both, depending on which day of the week Shawwal 1 is. This is the time of year when just about everyone travels back home.

Public holidays in Indonesia that are based on certain religious calendars may be subject to local variations due to differing interpretations between different religious authorities, or to seemingly arbitrary changes in the date a holiday is celebrated because it conflicts with another holiday that is based on another calendar, or because the day of the holiday is deemed inauspicious (bad luck).


While every effort has been made to present an accurate list of 2007 bank holidays, legal holidays and public holidays for Indonesia, we cannot accept any responsibility for any error or omission in the data presented above. Some of the bank holidays, legal holidays and public holidays for Indonesia are based on calendars whose determination is inherently approximate, as described in the footnotes below, which we strongly urge you to read. In addition, in many parts of the world, holidays are subject to arbitrary, last minute, changes by the local authorities and you are therefore advised to verify the above dates with the embassy or consulate of Indonesia, before planning any trip to Indonesia.