Holidays in Indonesia 2023

There are 16 public holidays in Indonesia in 2023, four of which fall on weekends.

New Year's Day
New Year Holiday, celebrated on January 1, 2023, is the first day of the year on the modern Gregorian calendar, and it is one of the most popular holidays in the world.

Chinese New Year
Chinese New Year, also called Spring Festival, observed on January 22, 2023, is the most important time for the family union. Hundreds of thousands of people who work outside will go back to their hometowns to meet families and friends.

Isra and Mi'raj
Isra and Mi'raj mark the Prophet Muhammad's miraculous night journey from Mecca to Jerusalem, known as Isra, and ascent into heaven, known as Mi'raj. The holiday falls on February 18, 2023.

Nyepi is a day strictly reserved for self-reflection for the Balinese, and it is also known as the Bali day of silence. People follow the Nyepi Rituals and expect a day of absolute silence: no fire or light, no working, no traveling, and no entertainment. It falls on March 22, 2023.

Good Friday
Good Friday is a Christian holiday celebrating the crucifixion of Jesus and his death at Calvary. It is observed on Friday immediately preceding Easter Sunday, April 7, 2023.

Eid al-Fitr
This is a religious holiday celebrated by Muslims worldwide, celebrating the end of a month of fasting. The holiday falls on the first day of Syawal, the 10th month of the Islamic calendar. The holiday lasts two days from April 22 to April 23, 2023.

Labor Day
Labour Day is observed on May 1, 2023, and it celebrates the achievements of workers. The holiday originates in the eight-hour day movement, which is eight hours for work, eight hours for recreation, and eight hours for rest.

Ascension Day
Also known as the Feast of the Ascension of Jesus Christ, Ascension Day commemorates the Christian belief in the bodily Ascension of Jesus into heaven. It falls on May 18, 2023.

Pancasila Day
Pancasila Day, observed on June 1, 2023, celebrates the speech given by the first President Sukarno on June 1, 1945, who laid down the five principles, the cornerstone of the Indonesian government and society.

Buddha Day
Buddha Purnima, observed on June 4, 2023, commemorates the birth of Prince Siddhartha Gautama, who was the Gautama Buddha later, and he was the founder of Buddhism. Buddhism is the world's fourth-largest religion, with over 520 million followers.

Eid al-Adha
Eid al-Adha, also known as the festival of sacrifice, is an important Muslim festival. The holiday falls on June 29, 2023, and it honors the willingness of the prophet Ibrahim to sacrifice his son as an act of obedience to God's command.

Islamic New Year
Islamic New Year marks the beginning of the Islamic lunar calendar year, and it is observed on the first day of the month of Muharram, which is the first month of the Islamic calendar. It falls on July 19, 2023.

Independence Day
Independence Day, August 17, 2023, celebrates the anniversary of Indonesia's Proclamation of Independence on August 17, 1945, which declared independence from the Netherlands.

Prophet's Birthday
The holiday, observed on September 28, 2023, commemorates the birthday of the Islamic Prophet Muhammad, an Arab religious and political leader and the founder of Islam. Muhammad was born around 570 AD in Mecca, and he was a deeply spiritual man spending time in meditation.

Christmas Day
Christmas Day is celebrated on December 25, 2023, and commemorates the birth of Jesus Christ, the Son of God. Christmas Day is a holiday of sharing. People exchange Christmas gifts and cards with families and friends.

The following is the list of public holidays in Indonesia 2023.

New Year's DayJan 01, 2023SundayPublic Holiday
Chinese New YearJan 22, 2023SundayPublic Holiday
Isra and Mi'rajFeb 18, 2023SaturdayPublic Holiday
NyepiMar 22, 2023WednesdayPublic Holiday
Good FridayApr 07, 2023FridayPublic Holiday
Eid al-Fitr HolidayApr 22, 2023SaturdayPublic Holiday
Eid al-FitrApr 23, 2023SundayPublic Holiday
Labor DayMay 01, 2023MondayPublic Holiday
Ascension DayMay 18, 2023ThursdayPublic Holiday
Pancasila DayJun 01, 2023ThursdayPublic Holiday
Buddha DayJun 04, 2023SundayPublic Holiday
Eid al-AdhaJun 29, 2023ThursdayPublic Holiday
Islamic New YearJul 19, 2023WednesdayPublic Holiday
Independence DayAug 17, 2023ThursdayPublic Holiday
Prophet's BirthdaySep 28, 2023ThursdayPublic Holiday
Christmas DayDec 25, 2023MondayPublic Holiday

Please also check the working days in Indonesia in 2023.

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