When is Indonesia Independence Day in 2016?Find information about Indonesia Independence Day 2016, why and how it is celebrated in Indonesia. The main attractions and dates of Independence Day are also mentioned
Independence Day in 2016 is on 17th august. In the Indonesia, Independance Day is always celebrated on the 17th of august.
The Independence Day of Indonesia was officially proclaimed on 17th August, 1945 at 10.00 a.m. sharp on Friday. With this declaration started the five year diplomatic and armed-resistance of the Indonesian National Revolution, fighting against the Netherlands until they officially acknowledged Indonesia's independence in 1949.
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.