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Indonesia Public Holidays 2011

For those traveling in and out of Indonesia including Medan, it may be wise to take note of the public holidays of Indonesia 2011 to avoid peak seasons of offices not open

Here is a list of public holidays in Indonesia 2011. You may use this list as a guide to planning your vacation trip to Medan. Public Holidays can be a busy time to travel and flights and hotel accommodation can become expensive or full.

Furthermore, if you are planning to travel to Medan for business, then you will want to avoid the holidays as offices will be closed during these days.

Watch out for “cuti bersama” days. “Cuti bersama” means “taking leave together”. These are extended vacation / holiday for government offices, nevertheless, recently most companies have chosen to close their offices during “cuti bersama” days as well. Please note that banks may close too during the cuti bersama holidays.

Shopping Malls will still be open during these public holidays but some may open a little later at about 10am or 12pm depending on management decisions.

Other non public holidays to watch out for is CENG BENG in Medan during April,  School holidays in June and December where parents will bring their children overseas for vacation.

Here is the list of PUBLIC Holidays of Indonesia for the year 2011:
  • 01 Jan 2011 New Years Day
  • 03 Feb 2011 Chinese Lunar New Year (Hari Raya Imlek) 2562
  • 16 Feb 2011 Maulid Nabi Muhammad S.A.W (Birth of the Prophet) Maulid Nabi 1432 H. ( 12 Rabiulawal 1432 H )
  • 05 MaR 2011 Hindu New Year Hari Raya Nyepi Tahun Baru Saka 1933
  • 22 Apr 2011 Good Friday Wafat Yesus Kristus
  • 17 May 2011 Waisak Day 2565 Buddha’s Birthday
  • 02 Jun 2011 Ascension: Kenaikan Yesus Kristus
  • 29 Jun 2011 Mi’raj Nabi Muhammad S.A.W: Peringatan Isra’ Mikraj 1432 H. (27 Rajab 1432H)
  • 17 Agu 2011 National Independence Day Indonesia RI Ke-66
  • 31 Agu – 1 Sep 2011 Hari Raya Idul Fitri ( 1-2Syawal 1432 H)
  • 06 Nov 2011 Eid al-Adha (Feast of the Sacrifice) Hari Raya Idul Adha 1432 H. (10 Dzulhijah 1432 H)
  • 27 Nov 2011 Islamic New Year Tahun Baru Hijriah 1433 H. (1 Muharram 1433 H)
  • 25 Dec 2011 Christmas Holiday

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