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Holidays in Indonesia 2008

If you are planning a trip to Indonesia in 2008 then it is handy to know when the public holidays are, especially at times like Nyepi in Bali when the whole island virtually shuts down and tourists are confined to their hotels or losmens. Idul Fitri is another holiday to make note of because during this period following Rhamadan you will find hardly any accommodation available in the big cities and in certain areas.

Public Holidays and Shared Holidays for 2008

• 01 January 2008 – New Years Day

• 10 January 2008 – Islamic New Year 1429 H

• 11 January 2008 – “Shared Holiday” by Government Decree

• 07 February 2008 – Imlek Chinese New Year 2559

• 08 February 2008 – “Shared Holiday” by Government Decree

• 07 March 2008 – Nyepi Bali’s traditional day of Silence and Hindu New Year 1930 Saka

• 20 March 2008 – Prophet Muhammad’s Birthday

• 21 March 2008 – Good Friday

• 23 March 2008 – Easter Sunday

• 01 May 2008 – Ascension day of Jesus Christ

• 02 May 2009 – “Shared Holiday” by Government Decree

• 19 May 2008 – “Shared Holiday” by Government Decree

• 20 May 2008 – Hari Raya Waisak

• 30 July 2008 – Isra Mi’raj Prophet Mohammad SAW, Celebrating the Ascension of The Prophet Muhammad

• 17 August 2008 – Indonesian Independence Day

• 18 August 2008 – “Shared Holiday” for Independence Day (Officially celebrated on 17 August 2008)

• 29-30 September 2008 – “Shared Holiday” by Government Decree

• 1 – 2 October 2008 – Hari Raya Idul Fitri 1429H

• 03 October 2008 – “Shared Holiday” by Government Decree

• 08 December 2008 – Idul Adha 1429H

• 25 December 2008 – Christmas Day

• 26 December 2008 – “Shared Holiday” by Government Decree

• 29 December 2008 – Islamic New Year 1430H.