BONSERNEWS.com – The government has confirmed that the Eid al-Adha 2023 holiday will be increased to three days. President Jokowi said the addition of the holiday was to boost the regional economy.
“Yes, it’s true that the day really needs more time to encourage the economy, especially in the regions, to develop again, especially in the local tourism sector, so we’ll see if it can be decided,” said Jokowi, Wednesday, June 21, 2023.
Jokowi admitted that he had not determined a place to spend Eid al-Adha. Jokowi joked that Eid al-Adha will definitely take place next week.
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“Next week, Eid al-Adha next week,” said Jokowi.
As is known, the Government has set a two-day Eid al-Adha joint leave so that there will be a long holiday period from Wednesday to Sunday. The government revealed the considerations behind the decision.
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Wamenaker Afriansyah Noor explained a number of considerations. Namely because of the national school holidays to the increase in the economy of the tourism sector.
“The consideration is because of the national school holidays and in the context of improving the MSME economy and tourism as well as quality time with family,” Afriansyah told reporters, Tuesday (20/6/2023).
The joint leave decision was signed by three ministers, namely Minister of Religion Yaqut Cholil Qoumas, MenPAN-RB Abdullah Azwar Anas, and Minister of Manpower Ida Fauziyah, as seen by AFP on Tuesday (20/6/2023).
In the SKB of the three ministers, it is written that the Eid al-Adha 1444 Hijri holiday falls on Thursday, June 29, 2023. Furthermore, there are two days of joint leave set by the government, namely Wednesday, June 28, 2023, and Friday, June 30, 2023. ()