Indonesia Public Holidays in 2021 – Calendar & Guides

Indonesia public holidays

For those who are planning a trip to Indonesia for the upcoming days or years, it is necessary to know about the Indonesian public holidays to plan your trip perfectly. Below is an overview of Indonesia public holidays in 2021:

New Year’s Day

Date: Jan 1, 2021
New Year’s Day in Indonesia marks the start of the year in the country on the Gregorian calendar. Like other countries, New Year’s Day is Indonesia’s public holiday and it is a day off for the general population. On this day, schools and companies are closed. The previous night of 31 December is a great time to celebrate New Year’s Eve in a lively atmosphere.

Indonesia new year is one of the main public holidays in indonesia

Chinese New Year

Date: February 12th, 2021
The Chinese New Year celebration became an official public holiday in Indonesia in 2002. Locally known as Imlek. The festival incorporates customs, beliefs, and practices brought to Indonesia by Chinese immigrants who still keep their personalities and follow the practice of their parents. Chinese New Year is a time to show for people and family members to reunite, enjoy a cozy dinner, and respect those who passed away.

Isra Mi’raj Holiday

Date: Wednesday, March 10, 2021
The Isa Mi’raj is celebrated to commemorate the journey taken by the Prophet Muhammad to heaven. Each region in the country has its own way to celebrate the holiday, such as distributing food to the neighbors or Qur’an recitation.

Bali Hindu New Year

Date: Sunday, March 14, 2021
The Hindu New Year is one of the most unique holidays in Indonesia. It is also known as Har Raya Nyepi, a day of silence and self-reflection. The holiday can last for several days in Bali.

Bali Hindu New Year - an important indonesia public holiday

Good Friday

Date: Friday April 2, 2021
With about 20 percent of the population being Christian, Good Friday is a public holiday in Indonesia. The day of the celebration is a day off for all.

Labour Day

Date: Saturday 1 May, 2021
Like other countries, International Labour Day is an official public holiday in Indonesia. It is time to celebrate the contribution of the workers to the nation’s economy.

Waisak Day

Date: Wednesday, May 26, 2021
Waisak Day is a holiday in Indonesia to celebrate the life, death, and enlightenment of Buddha. This is the most significant for 16 million Buddhists in Indonesia to honor Buddha and his enlightenment through celebrations such as offering flowers to a temple. On this day, every person is off from their usual work or school activities.

Waisak Day is a biggest buddhist holiday in indonesia

Ascension Day of Jesus Christ

Date: May 13, 2021
This public holiday in Indonesia is the day when people celebrate the ascension of Jesus Christ into heaven.

Lebaran Holiday

Date: May 12 – May 14, 2021
Lebratan is a series of public holidays in Indonesia that celebrates the conclusion of Ramadan month. It is a time when people spend their time with their friends and family members.

Pancasila Day

Date: Jun 1, 2021
This public holiday celebrates the birthday of Pancasila, the state ideology of Indonesia.

Pancasila Day celebrate the birthday of Pancasila

Independence Day

Date: August 17, 2021
Independence Day is one of the most important public holidays in Indonesia. It is time to celebrate the foundation of Indonesia as an independent nation after a long time under colonial rule.

Islamic New Year

Date: Thursday, August 9 – 10, 2021
Islamic New Year is an important occasion for Indonesian Muslims and is the celebration of the arrival of the New Year according to the Islamic lunar calendar. This holiday is also an occasion for people to commemorate the founding of Islam and Muhammad’s migration.

Islamic New Year is a significant Indonesia public holiday for Muslims

Christmas Holiday

Date: December 24-25, 2021
The Christmas holiday is fairly popular throughout Indonesia. With 25 million people are Christian, Christmas day in Indonesia is as interesting as in other countries in the region.