The Day of Silence

Nyepi 2019 Girl-01In 2020 Nyepi will be celebrated by Balinese people on 25 March. Nyepi is a “Day of Silence”, commemorated every Isakawarsa or the new year according to Balinese Saka calendar. Nyepi, which is a Hindu celebration observed mainly in Bali, Indonesia, is recognized as a public holiday in Indonesia. Continue reading

Energy of Asia

Asian Games 2018 Bhinbhin-01Are you ready, Asia? On 18 August – 2 September 2018, the 2018 Asian Games, or the 18th Asian Games and also known as Jakarta Palembang 2018, will be held in Jakarta and Palembang, Indonesia! For the first time, the Asian Games are being co-hosted in two cities; Jakarta, the Indonesian capital, and Palembang, the capital of the South Sumatra province. Also, eSports and canoe polo will be contested as a demonstration sports in the Asian Games. Continue reading

Hero of April: Kartini

Kartini only-01Our woman hero of April is Raden Adjeng Kartini! Kartini, who was born on 21 April 1879, is Indonesian national woman hero from Java. She was the first who fight for girls’ education and woman’s right in Indonesia. For those merits, 21 April is established as Kartini’s Day and is a national holiday in Indonesia. Continue reading

Happy father’s day, Indonesia!

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On 12 November, people in Indonesia are celebrating Father’s Day. This celebration was actually declared on 12 November 2006 by PPIP, a community of inter-religion communication, simultaneously in two cities, Solo in Central Java and Maumere in East Nusa Tenggara. The declaration was based on the fact that fathers also hold a vital role in building a family, and that parents are an inseparable unity, so if there is a Mother’s Day, there should also be a Father’s Day. Continue reading