Every August 17, the government has always held a ceremony to commemorate Indonesia's independence day. Ceremonies conducted throughout Indonesia. All local governments hold this ceremony. Usually done with a flag-raising ceremony.
Indonesian flag has red and white. The flag was hoisted during the ceremony of Independence Day on August 17. In a flag-raising ceremony, attended by all government officials, police, army, students from the basic level to the highest level. The purpose of involving all elements of the nation in a flag-raising ceremony is to evoke a sense of love for the nation early on. So that all citizens can know the process occurs Indonesian independence.
Before the day of independence on August 17, local governments usually hold competition involving students and government employees. The Competition is run in a neat and uniform in one group. The competition was conducted by the entire group of students from the basic to high. The purpose of this competition is to foster patriotism younger generation.
Usually after the Independence Day ceremony, organizers made a party of the people. The party of the people in the form of fun games. Many games can be followed by many people. Gifts were given very diverse. The goal is to deliver sara love and joy to the people, that the independence of Indonesia provide a better life and fun for Indonesian citizens.
Interestingly, a day before Indonesia's independence day celebrations, at GWK Bali, organized a music festival (EDM). This festival is Dreamfield Festival. The festival is held in GarudaWisnuKencana, which presents artists from various countries. Indirectly, this festival gives a great feel of freedom to the residents of Bali. Because the next day is the day of independence of Indonesia.
Although Indonesia has been independent, but there are still many Indonesian people are still alive depressed and poor. Many also feel that the nation is still colonized. Although not physically occupied, but its effects are not immediately felt by many people. Bang Indonesia was colonized economically.