Each country has its own holidays. In the United States for example, they celebrate Bacon day on each 30th December. Of course Yogyakarta also has some great special days to offer. In the entire country of Indonesia, there are four different existing religions. Each holy day is celebrated nationally, resulting in a mix of celebrations! It does not matter what religious background a person has, they will be given the day off for festivities.
Check the table below to see which days are celebrated in Yogyakarta. Bear in mind that the dates may vary according to the calendar year!
|1st of January||New Year’s Day|
|24th of January||Birthday of the Prophet Mohammad|
|10th of February||First day of the Chinese Calendar|
|12th of March||Balinese Hindu Day of Silence|
|29th of March||Christian Good Friday|
|9th of May||Christian Ascension Day|
|25th of May||Vesak|
|6th of June||Ascension of Prophet Muhammad|
|5-7 th of August||Joint Holiday|
|8-9th of August||End of Ramadan fasting month|
|17th of August||Indonesian Independence Day|
|14th of October||Joint Holiday|
|15th of October||Eid al-Adha (sacrifice feast)|
|5th of November||Islamic New Year|
|25th of December||Christmas Day|
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