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Indonesia Public Holidays 2015

Check the list of Indonesia public holidays 2015 declared by Indonesia Government.

  • The following dates are observed as public holidays in Indonesia.
  • The Government of Indonesia has issued its anual decree designating public holidays and collective leave days for the calender year 2015.
  • Check dates in year 2015 for New Years Day, Maulidur Rasul, Chinese New Year, Hari Raya Nyepi, Good Friday, Labour Day, Waisak Day, Isra Miraj, Ascension Day, Hari Raya Puasa, Independence Day, Id-ul-Adha, Muharram, Christmas Day
Indonesia Public Holidays 2015
Sr.No. Month Day Weak Day Name
1 January 01 Thursday New Years Day
2 January 03 Saturday Maulidur Rasul
3 February 18 Wednesday Chinese New Year
4 March 21 Saturday Hari Raya Nyepi
5 April 03 Friday Good Friday
6 May 01 Friday Labour Day
7 May 03 Sunday Waisak Day
8 May 14 Thursday Ascension Day
9 May 15 Friday Isra Miraj
10 July 17 Friday Hari Raya Puasa
11 July 18 Saturday Hari Raya Puasa Holiday
12 August 17 Monday Independence Day
13 September 23 Wednesday Idul Adha
14 October 13 Tuesday Muharram
15 December 25 Friday Christmas Day
New Years Day
New Year’s Day is the first day of the new year. On the modern Gregorian calendar, it is celebrated on January 1. This holiday is celebrated in many countries worldwide. In Indonesian language it is known as Tahun Baru Masehi.
This day is public holiday, hence all the schools, colleges, offices and other institutions remains closed on this day. The New Years day celebrated because to make a fresh start. On the New Year’s Day, the people mostly prefer to spend time with their friends and family.
Maulidur Rasul
Mawlid’ is Celebrated by Muslims during the month of Rabiulawal, the third month of the Muslim calendar. This is purely a religious festival and is marked as a public holiday. Also known to Muslims in Malaysia as Maulud Nabi. Muhammad was born on 12 Rabiulawal in 570 AD. His birthday is celebrated with religious lectures.
Chinese New Year
Chinese New Year’s celebrations in Indonesia, known locally as Imlek. The Chinese New Year is very similar to the Western Christmas. It is popularly recognised as the Spring Festival and celebrations last 15 days. Chinese New Year people start buying presents, decoration materials, food and clothing. Chinese New Year was not a national holiday on the Indonesian calendar for many years. In 2002, Chinese New Year became a national holiday, to the pleasure of millions of Chinese Indonesians.
Hari Raya Nyepi
Hari Raya Nyepi is the Balinese Hindu New Year. It is celebrated on the first new moon after the Vernal Equinox. It is generally celebrated on the same day as the Indian festival, Ugadi. It is also known as Day of Silence. The main restrictions are lights must be kept low, no working, no entertainment or pleasure, no traveling, and for some, no talking or eating at all.
Good Friday
Good Friday occurs on the Friday before Easter. The day commemorates the Crucifixion of Jesus. Good Friday is a day of mourning. During special Good Friday services Christians meditate on Jesus’s suffering and death on the cross, and what this means for their faith. Good Friday is a national holiday.
Labour Day
This holiday is most commonly associated as a commemoration of the achievements of the labor movement. The holiday may also be known as May day or Worker’s Day. 1 May is celebrated as Labour Day in most countries around the world.
Waisak Day
Waisak Day is a Birth Day for Buddhists. In Indonesia, the holiday is known as Waisak Day. In fact, it is considered the holiest day in the Buddhist Calendar.Buddhist temples sport a beautiful display of lights, it is also the time when Buddhists spend the whole sacred day at temples meditating, chanting prayers. It is National holiday in Indonesia.
Isra Miraj
Isra Miraj Known as the Prophet’s Ascension or the Night Journey. This holiday is observed on the 27th day of Rajab, the seventh month in the Islamic calendar. Isra and Miraj marks the Prophet Muhammad’s journey from Mecca to Jerusalem and ascent into heaven, sometime around the year 621, according to Islamic belief.
Celebration of Isra and Miraj include prayers during the night and many Muslim cities will keep their lights on all night.
Ascension Day
Ascension Day is the 40th day of Easter. It occurs 39 days after Easter Sunday. It is a Christian holiday that commemorates Jesus Christ’s ascension into heaven according to Christian belief.
Hari Raya Puasa
Muslims celebrate Hari Raya Aidilfitri in a big way following the month of Ramadhan, the Muslim month of fasting and abstinence. It is aslo known as Eid ul-Fitr, also called as Eid. The date of Eid ul-Fitr always get changed according to the Islamic calendar. Eid is an Arabic word meaning “festivity”, while Fitr means “to break the fast” and so the holiday symbolizes the breaking of the fasting period. Ramadhan month, Muslims fast from sunrise to sunset everyday for a month.
Independence Day
Always celebrated Independence Day on August 17. This holiday marks Indonesia’s declaration of independence from the Netherlands in 1945. The Indonesian Independence Day is a very big event for the people of Indonesia.
Idul Adha
It is also known as Eid al-Adha, Id-ul-Azha, Id-ul-Zuha, Hari Raya Haji or Bakr-id. The Feast of Sacrifice is the most important feast of the Muslim calendar. Eid al-Adha annually falls on the 10th day of the month of Dhul Hijja of the Islamic calendar. This day come approximately 70 days after the end of the month of Ramadhan. Men, women, and children are expected to dress in their finest clothing to perform Eid prayer, In a large congregation in open area.
Muharram is celebrated by Muslims. Muharram is the name of the first month in the Muslim calendar. Islamic New Year is celebrated on the first day of Muharram,the first Islamic month.
Christmas Day
The day celebrates, the Birth of Jesus celibrated as the Christmas. It is annual holiday celibrated on December 25. Christmas in Indonesia is a popular festival although Indonesia is predominantly a Muslim country, it is a national holiday for Christmas in Indonesia.


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