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Indonesia's 72nd Year of Independence

72 Years of Independence

(17th August 2017)

Soekarno, 1st President of Indonesia Republic giving the freedom speech

Soekarno, 1st President of Indonesia Republic giving the freedom speech

This marks Indonesia's 72nd year of independence. The day is celebrated on August 17, when red-and-white flags adorn the street sides and flag raising ceremonies take place at government offices and a major ceremony takes place in Jakarta, attended by the state head and officials. Households and communities throughout the archipelago also post flags and decorations at front of houses. Some communities also hold sack-run races and other revelries in the spirit of nationality. Check out our food and beverage highlights for some Independence Day promos and menu specials featuring national culinary delights.

Earlier Event: August 13
Sunday Soul
Later Event: August 17
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