This list of holidays includes both public holidays and observances in Indonesia. Public holidays are special days that everyone gets off work, while observances are traditional celebrations and events that are popular in a particular country without a day-off work status. Some dates above may be modified as official changes are announced, so please check back regularly for updates.

Date Weekday Holiday Name Holiday Type Description and comments
January 1 Tuesday New Year's Day Public holiday

The first day of the year on the modern Gregorian calendar as well as the Julian calendar.

February 5 Tuesday Chinese New Year's Day Public holiday

Also known as the Spring Festival is an important Chinese festival celebrated at the turn of the traditional lunisolar Chinese calendar.

March 7 Thursday Nyepi Public holiday

Public holiday in Indonesia, is a day of silence, fasting and meditation for the Balinese. The day following Nyepi is also celebrated as New Year's Day.

April 3 Wednesday Ascension of the Prophet Muhammad Public holiday

Celebration of the night that the Prophet Mohammad traveled from Mecca to Jerusalem, ascended to heaven and returned. It's is observed on the 27th day of the month of Rajab, the seventh month in the Islamic calendar.

April 19 Friday Good Friday Public holiday

Christian holiday celebrating the crucifixion of Jesus and his death at Calvary. It is observed on the Friday preceding Easter Sunday

April 21 Sunday Easter Sunday Observance

Christian festival and holiday celebrating the resurrection of Jesus from the dead, described in the New Testament.

May 1 Wednesday International Workers' Day Public holiday

It's a celebration of labourers and the working classes which occurs every year on May Day (1 May), an ancient European spring festival.

May 11 Saturday Buddha's Birthday Public holiday

This holiday traditionally celebrated in most of East Asia to commemorate the birth of the Prince Siddhartha Gautama, later the Gautama Buddha and founder of Buddhism. In Malaysia, Buddha's Birthday is celebrated as Wesak Day

May 30 Thursday Ascension Day Public holiday

This holiday commemorates the Christian belief of the bodily Ascension of Jesus into heaven. Celebrated on a Thursday, the fortieth day of Easter

June 1 Saturday Pancasila Day Public holiday

A national holiday in Indonesia. Pancasila is the official, foundational philosophical theory of the Indonesian state.

June 4 Tuesday Eid al-Fitr Day 1 Public holiday

Important religious holiday celebrated by Muslims worldwide that marks the end of Ramadan, the Islamic holy month of fasting (sawm). Falls on the first day of the month of Shawwal

June 5 Wednesday Eid al-Fitr Day 2 Public holiday

Second day of the Ramadan Feast falls on the 2nd day of the month of Shawwal according to the Islamic calendar.

August 17 Saturday Indonesian Independence Day Public holiday

Anniversary of declaration of Independence day from the Netherlands in 1945.

September 1 Sunday Muharram Public holiday

Islamic New Year. The day that marks the beginning of a new Islamic calendar year

October 27 Sunday Diwali Observance

The Hindu festival of lights, it spiritually signifies the victory of light over darkness, good over evil, knowledge over ignorance, and hope over despair. In the Gregorian calendar, Diwali falls in mid-October and mid-November.

November 9 Saturday The Prophet Muhammad's Birthday Public holiday

Traditional commemoration of the birth of Muhammad, falls on 12 Rabi' al-awwal

December 24 Tuesday Christmas Eve Observance

Christian holiday, day or evening preceding the traditional birthday of Jesus

December 25 Wednesday Christmas Day Public holiday

Christian feast day that celebrates the birth of Jesus Christ. Held on December 25th in Western Christianity and some Eastern churches, and on January 7th in Oriental Orthodoxy churches and most Eastern churches

December 31 Tuesday New Year's Eve Observance

The final day of the Gregorian year

Holidays in Indonesia in 2019

This list of holidays includes both public holidays and observances in Indonesia. Public holidays are special days that everyone gets off work, while observances are traditional celebrations and events that are popular in a particular country without a day-off work status. Some dates above may be modified as official changes are announced, so please check back regularly for updates.

Date Weekday Holiday Name Holiday Type Description and comments
January 1 Tuesday New Year's Day Public holiday

The first day of the year on the modern Gregorian calendar as well as the Julian calendar.

February 5 Tuesday Chinese New Year's Day Public holiday

Also known as the Spring Festival is an important Chinese festival celebrated at the turn of the traditional lunisolar Chinese calendar.

March 7 Thursday Nyepi Public holiday

Public holiday in Indonesia, is a day of silence, fasting and meditation for the Balinese. The day following Nyepi is also celebrated as New Year's Day.

April 3 Wednesday Ascension of the Prophet Muhammad Public holiday

Celebration of the night that the Prophet Mohammad traveled from Mecca to Jerusalem, ascended to heaven and returned. It's is observed on the 27th day of the month of Rajab, the seventh month in the Islamic calendar.

April 19 Friday Good Friday Public holiday

Christian holiday celebrating the crucifixion of Jesus and his death at Calvary. It is observed on the Friday preceding Easter Sunday

April 21 Sunday Easter Sunday Observance

Christian festival and holiday celebrating the resurrection of Jesus from the dead, described in the New Testament.

May 1 Wednesday International Workers' Day Public holiday

It's a celebration of labourers and the working classes which occurs every year on May Day (1 May), an ancient European spring festival.

May 11 Saturday Buddha's Birthday Public holiday

This holiday traditionally celebrated in most of East Asia to commemorate the birth of the Prince Siddhartha Gautama, later the Gautama Buddha and founder of Buddhism. In Malaysia, Buddha's Birthday is celebrated as Wesak Day

May 30 Thursday Ascension Day Public holiday

This holiday commemorates the Christian belief of the bodily Ascension of Jesus into heaven. Celebrated on a Thursday, the fortieth day of Easter

June 1 Saturday Pancasila Day Public holiday

A national holiday in Indonesia. Pancasila is the official, foundational philosophical theory of the Indonesian state.

June 4 Tuesday Eid al-Fitr Day 1 Public holiday

Important religious holiday celebrated by Muslims worldwide that marks the end of Ramadan, the Islamic holy month of fasting (sawm). Falls on the first day of the month of Shawwal

June 5 Wednesday Eid al-Fitr Day 2 Public holiday

Second day of the Ramadan Feast falls on the 2nd day of the month of Shawwal according to the Islamic calendar.

August 17 Saturday Indonesian Independence Day Public holiday

Anniversary of declaration of Independence day from the Netherlands in 1945.

September 1 Sunday Muharram Public holiday

Islamic New Year. The day that marks the beginning of a new Islamic calendar year

October 27 Sunday Diwali Observance

The Hindu festival of lights, it spiritually signifies the victory of light over darkness, good over evil, knowledge over ignorance, and hope over despair. In the Gregorian calendar, Diwali falls in mid-October and mid-November.

November 9 Saturday The Prophet Muhammad's Birthday Public holiday

Traditional commemoration of the birth of Muhammad, falls on 12 Rabi' al-awwal

December 24 Tuesday Christmas Eve Observance

Christian holiday, day or evening preceding the traditional birthday of Jesus

December 25 Wednesday Christmas Day Public holiday

Christian feast day that celebrates the birth of Jesus Christ. Held on December 25th in Western Christianity and some Eastern churches, and on January 7th in Oriental Orthodoxy churches and most Eastern churches

December 31 Tuesday New Year's Eve Observance

The final day of the Gregorian year

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