17 August
Independence Day of Indonesia
Indonesia celibrate there Independence Day on 17th August. The Indonesian Independence Day is a very big event for the people of Indonesia. They start this patriotic day weeks ahead before the 17th of August. All office buildings around town are decorated with large banners and lighted. Fences around the presidential palace and many government offices are draped in red and white bunting.
Where :
All Over Indonesia
When :
The President and Vice President hoists the national flag of Indonesia at the National Palace. Which is telecost live for all the people to watch. The whole town glitters in red and white. All over peoples say the words 'Dirgahayu RI' or 'Long live Indonesia!' It's a national holiday for the Indonesian people were all the citizens celebrate to their hearts content.
More Details :
A popular game, 'Panjat Pinang' is played by the people. Here palm trunk is erected in a public area which is well greased, with a mixture of clay and oil. Various prizes in the form of bikes, TVs etc are hung at the top and kids and even grownups climb over each other struggling to reach the goal. In the end there are a lot of slippery, muddy kids and grownups all happy and smiling after their exercise of fun. A good time is even had by the crowd watching the gaiety.
Images :
References :
Wikipedia : Independence day
See the dates on which Independence day is celebrated :

Independence Day

Year Month Day Day of Week
2005 August 17 Wednesday
2006 August 17 Thursday
2007 August 17 Friday
2008 August 17 Sunday
2009 August 17 Monday
2010 August 17 Tuesday
2011 August 17 Wednesday
2012 August 17 Friday
2013 August 17 Saturday
2014 August 17 Sunday
2015 August 17 Monday
Related Holidays :
New Year's Day Chinese New Year Prophet Muhammad's Birthday Day of Silence
Good Friday Waisak Day Independence Day Eid al-Fitr
Eid al-Adha Muharram Christmas Day  
Indonesia Holidays List
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