Joint holidays are state-sanctioned days of leave to mark special events, such as significant religious or national events. In 2019, the Indonesian government is expected to increase the number of leave days by one, due to the Presidential election. So, your total number of state vacation days will rise to 8 in 2019.
The number of official holidays in 2019 is still subject to change. However, there are already 15 confirmed national holidays in the country for 2019. As usual, though, many of these days will fall on Saturday, Sunday, or Wednesday. In order to maximize your holiday time for 2019, you should take into account the following list of the Joint holiday:
New Year’s Day will be your first Public Holiday 2019. As always, it will be celebrated on 1 January, and this holiday will fall on a Tuesday. In order to truly make the most of this holiday, it is recommended that you take an additional day of holiday on Monday, 31 December. This way, you’ll have a New Year Holiday of 4 days and 3 nights. Starting on Saturday, 29 December, and finishing on Tuesday, 1 January.
Chinese New Year celebrations are also celebrated in Indonesia. This time is particularly commemorated by those living in Chinatown area. There are many interesting shows here during the day of celebrations, such as the Lion Dance and fireworks parties. In 2019, the Chinese New Year Holiday will fall on Tuesday, 5 February. So, people are expected to take a day off on Monday, 4 February.
Nyepi or Day of Silence is celebrated in accordance with the Hindu Calendar’s Saka New Year. For 2019, Day of Silence will be celebrated on Thursday, 7 March. Though it is a designated Public Holiday, during Day of Silence Hindus are prohibited from travel. However, for those who are not of this religion you’re free to take advantage of this day for a long weekend. Don’t visit Bali during this period, as the majority of tourist attractions will be closed.
The Democratic election for Indonesia is set for 19 April 2019. This marks an additional day of national holiday for people live and work in Indonesia. It is expected to come on a Wednesday, which is just two days before the Good Friday Holiday. So, if you take an additional day off on Thursday, you’ll be able to have an even longer holiday.
As previously stated, the election day and Good Friday Holiday will fall in the same week. Good Friday will fall on Friday, 19 April. This means you can have an extended holiday, beginning on the election day and continuing through the weekend. From 17 – 21 April, Wednesday to Sunday. Be sure to plan your vacation ahead of time if you don’t want to run out of vacation time for this long holiday.
For Christians, Ascension Day of Jesus is a sacred moment in the year. In 2019, the Ascension of Jesus Christ will fall on Thursday, 30 May. Between you and a long weekend, there’s just one more day—Friday, 31 May. If you’re not a celebrant of the holiday, take this Friday off and head back to your hometown for a long weekend.
Good news for those who intend to go back to their hometown for 2019. 1 June is a national holiday, celebrating the day that the Pancasila was first established. This exactly will come as an extra holiday for all. You’ll be able to enjoy a long holiday from 30 May – 4 June. The good news is that you don’t need to take additional leave, as the Eid holiday is predicted to fall on 3, 4, and 7 June. You can spend this long vacation with family, or on your dream vacation.
Eid al-Fitri 2019 is expected to fall on 5 and 6 June. So, Eid al-Fitri holiday will most likely to start on 3 June and continue through to 8 June. 9 June is a Sunday, and with Ascension Day of Jesus just before also Pancasila day that falling on the 1st of June, we can expect an extra-long Eid Holiday of 11 days.
These dates for 2019 are subject to change, due to the government decision, but this list can at least be a rough estimate for you to help plan your vacation. This way, you can prepare and budget for your holiday. Traveloka can help facilitate this, as you are able to book tickets and buy hotel vouchers through the site easier and cheaper than anywhere else.
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