>> Aug 17, 2015
Every 17th August Indonesian people celebrate the Independence Day; today is the 70th ! Since a week ago, people start hoisting flags on their homes along with red-and-white decoration that can be seen throughout the city.
Indonesia is the place where I was born. The national spirit always runs in my blood. Indonesia is a wonderful country that should be proud of. Although there are still many complicated problems that seems blocking the way to prosperity and glory; we must keep struggling and moving forward.
We fought hard
we fought long
now you'll hear our freedom song
we're not bragging
we're not mean
sorry to say
its our time to gleam
freedom we wanted
freedom we got
everyones hardships will not soon be forgot
we help you
you help us
time has made us all strong
with a light heart and happy soul
when its needed
will tear thee apart
The day usually filled with ceremonies, festives and celebrations. Many communities and neighborhoods held fun activities and contests. Among many fun contests, panjat pinang is a very attractive to see game. Several men try to climb oily poles, to reach attached prizes above.
Of course I love my country. Wish for the continuous freedom and peace as well as better prosperity for the whole residents. Happy Independence Day!