Indonesian Independence Day: August 17
The Independence Day of Indonesia (In Indonesian formally known as Hari Ulang Tahun Kemerdekaan Republik Indonesia shortened "HUT RI", or simply Hari Kemerdekaan, and colloquially referred by the people as Tujuhbelasan, meaning "the Seventeenth") is a national holiday in Indonesia commemorating the anniversary of Indonesia's Proclamation of Independence on the 17 of August 1945.
It was made a national holiday by President Sukarno in 1953. Ceremonies and festivities are held throughout the country to celebrate this national day, including the flag hoisting ceremony conducted nationwide and at Indonesian diplomatic installations abroad, local community competitions, with patriotic and cultural parades.
What is the nickname of Indonesia?
That is why Indonesia is called as the emerald of the equator
What is the old name of Indonesia?
Netherlands East Indies Short Form: Indonesia. Former Names: Netherlands East Indies; Dutch East Indies.
Why is Indonesian independence day celebrated?
The holiday celebrates Indonesia's independence from Dutch colonial rule. The day is referred to by Indonesians as Tujuhbelas Agustus (17th of August) or Hari Merdeka (Independence Day).
Which is the national flower of Indonesia?
Image result National flower (Indonesian: Puspa bangsa) of Indonesia is Melati putih (Jasminum sambac)
Who did Indonesia gain independence from?
In December 1949, after four years of military and diplomatic confrontation with the Netherlands, the Dutch Government finally recognised the independence of the Dutch East Indies, which became the Republic of the United States of Indonesia.
How old is Indonesia?
Early history Fossilised remains of Homo erectus, popularly known as the "Java Man", suggest the Indonesian archipelago was inhabited two million to 500,000 years ago.
Discounts are offered by participating shopping centres or businesses. On the 17th of August, at 10.00 AM Western Indonesian Time, all Indonesian national television stations will broadcast the National Independence Day Ceremony live from the Merdeka Palace in Jakarta.
And earlier in the morning at 7 AM local time, cities and regencies throughout Indonesia will conduct the Flag Hoisting Ceremony at their respective city halls. Streets, public places and public transportation will be filled with nationalistic and patriotic designs dominating with red and white symbolizing the national flag of Indonesia.
What is the main culture of Indonesia? Image result Indonesia is centrally-located along ancient trading routes between the Far East, South Asia and the Middle East, resulting in many cultural practices being strongly influenced by a multitude of religions, including Buddhism, Christianity, Confucianism, Hinduism, and Islam, all strong in the major trading cities.
Independence day carnivals
Independence parade carnival in Bantul, Yogyakarta On Independence Day, parades or carnivals take place on streets in cities and villages across the nation. They might take the form of a modest carnival, organized by local people, where children and sometimes adults wear patriotic clothes, or traditional ethnic costumes.
Some larger parades might be held and organized by provincial, regency, or municipal governments staged in main thoroughfares of cities. Some places may hold independence day carnivals not precisely on the 17 of August, but usually on a Saturday or Sunday following the 17 of August.
The parade and carnival usually feature marching bands, decorative floats, patriotic parades and cultural carnivals featuring traditional costumes of various ethnic groups of Indonesia.
They usually start in Merdeka Square by the National Monument, parading through capital main avenues; Thamrin and Sudirman avenues, passing Selamat Datang Monument and the Gelora Bung Karno Sports Complex.
In recent years, however, the main national carnival has not been staged in the national capital, but in provinces with regional cities taking turns hosting this national event. In 2017, for example, the national independence carnival was staged in Bandung, West Java.
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