Pending no more global catastrophes, here are the public holiday and collective leave days for 2023

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Get your libur (holiday) planning hats on, as the government today announced public holiday and collective leave days for 2023.

While public holidays are our god-given right, it must be noted that collective leave days are more susceptible to cancellation due to major catastrophes. One may indeed recall the pandemic robbing us of those few extra days off in 2020, 2021, and 2022.

With that said, we will have 16 public holidays, though many of them fall on weekends. We will also have eight collective leave days, four of which were assigned to give an extended break during the Eid holiday in late April.

Here is the 2023 public holiday calendar:

  • Sunday, Jan. 1 (New Year)
  • Sunday, Jan. 22 (Chinese New Year)
  • Saturday, Feb. 18 (Ascension of the Prophet Muhammad)
  • Wednesday, March 22 (The Balinese Day of Silence)
  • Friday, April 7 (Good Friday)
  • Saturday-Sunday, April 22-23 (Eid al-Fitr)
  • Monday, May 1 (May Day)
  • Thursday, May 18 (Ascension of Christ)
  • Thursday, June 1 (Pancasila Day)
  • Sunday, June 4 (Vesak)
  • Thursday, June 29 (Eid al-Adha)
  • Wednesday, July 19 (Islamic New Year)
  • Thursday, Aug. 17 (Independence Day)
  • Thursday, Sept. 28 (Birth of the Prophet Muhammad)
  • Monday, Dec. 25 (Christmas)

And here are the collective leave days for 2023:

  • Monday, Jan. 23
  • Thursday, March 23
  • Friday, Monday-Wednesday, April 21, 24-26
  • Friday, June 2
  • Tuesday, Dec. 26


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