Indonesia Independence Day 2019

Welcome to all Indonesia peoples to know about the Indonesia Independence Day 2019. It is most important to know all Indonesian peoples how to celebrate their Independence day. All governmental, non-governmental offices, organizations, educational institutions, post offices, and major markets are closed. Public transport remains unavailable on all major routes. Traffic congestion is common due to Independence Day parades.

Indonesia Independence Day History

National day or Independence Day is Indonesia celebrated annually on 17th August.  Indonesia’s declaration of independence from the Netherlands in 1945. When Japan began to expand, Japanese leaders decided to support an independence movement in Indonesia to drive the Netherlands out of its sphere of influence. Indonesia had been a Dutch colony for over 300 years when a group of revolutionaries declared independence on 17 August 1945.

Achmed Sukarno and Muhammad Hatta collaborated with the Japanese military to reclaim Indonesia from the Dutch government. When Japan surrendered to the United States in 1945, Sukarno and Hatta feared that their window of opportunity was closing. In every year all of Indonesian peoples celebrate their Independence day with due respect and fully celebrate all over the country.

On the ways in 17 August 1945, Sukarno announced the Proclamation of Indonesian Independence. The Dutch were initially driven out of Jakarta, but reinforcements ensured that fighting would continue until 1949. Weary of bloodshed, the United Nations blocked the Netherlands’ ambitions to go to war by calling for diplomatic measures. After ten weeks of tedious debates, Indonesia was granted its independence and Dutch forces withdrew from East Asia. In August 1949, the United States of Indonesia was founded.

Indonesia National Flag

The national flag of Indonesia is called ‘Sang Saka Merah-Putih’ (the sacred red and white) and was unveiled on 17 August 1945. The design is derived from the banner of Majapahit Empire in East Java which ruled in the region before the arrival of the Dutch.