Independence Day of Indonesia
On 17 August the most important National Holiday is celebrated in Indonesia.
It marks the Indonesia's declaration of independence from the Netherlands proclaimed in 1945 by Sukarno, the leader of country’s nationalist movement, who became the first president of Indonesia.
The celebrations starts on 16th August and public buildings and places are adorned in national colours of Indonesia, red and white, for the whole month of August.
Happy Independence Day to all Indonesians!