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Aug. 21 declared collective leave day for Islamic New Year, more to come

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    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Wed, August 19, 2020   /   02:07 pm
Aug. 21 declared collective leave day for Islamic New Year, more to come Children from the Alkarimah Muslim Congregation participate in a torch parade to celebrate Islamic New Year in Jakarta on Sept. 11, 2018. (The Jakarta Post/David Caessarre)

The government has declared Friday a collective leave day in addition to Islamic New Year on Thursday to create a four-day weekend.

In Presidential Decree (Keppres) No. 17/2020 on collective leave for state civil servants (ASN) signed by President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo on Tuesday, civil servants are allowed to take the day off on Friday.

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“Aug. 21 is officially a collective leave day for the Islamic New Year celebration,” the decree says. 

It also declared Oct. 28 and 30 as collective leave days for Prophet Muhammad’s birthday, Dec. 24 for Christmas and Dec. 28 to 31 as replacement collective leave days for Idul Fitri. (dpk)