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
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