> Indonesians in New England Celebrated the 71st Indonesian Independence Day

August 30, 2016 ICONE, Inc. No comments exist

Indonesians in New England Celebrated the 71st Indonesian Independence Day

Watertown, 08/27/2016 - Around 350 Indonesians from across New England congregated and celebrated the 71st Indonesian Independence Day at Arsenal Park, Watertown, MA. Held with the theme of "Unity in Diversity", the celebration brought forward the spirit of community and patriotism amongst those participated.

After the solemn procession of Indonesian proclamation and the singing of Indonesian's national anthem, Indonesia Raya, by all participants, the celebration continued with various fun games for both children and adults that have become a tradition in a community celebration such as this back home. Among many games, two new traditional games, the bakiak (long clog) game and the soccer match with sarong, were introduced for the first time to the participants (including to those non-Indonesians). Abundant Indonesian food and beverages such as the sticky rice in curry and vegetable sauce (lontong sayur), cendol, beef rendang, gado-gado, martabak, spicy boiled eggs, sautéed prawns and many more were also available and became part of the main attractions for those who came and looking for some taste of true Indonesian home cooking. Music and dance performance were presented by volunteers such as the Indonesian Rhode Island Band and couple of traditional dancers. In addition to the main event, as part of the fundraising efforts, ICONE also opened a charity sales booth with ethnic accessories and fashions from Indonesia to purchase.

DSC_0473
DSC_0482
DSC_0492
DSC_0554
DSC_0965
71st Indonesian Independence Day
71st Indonesian Independence Day
DSC_0189
DSC_0797
DSC_0838
IMG_8375
DSC_0097
DSC_0049
IMG_8505
71st Indonesian Independence Day
DSC_0466
IMG_8379
DSC_0383
DSC_0268
DSC_0311
DSC_0245
DSC_0256
IMG_8383
71st Indonesian Independence Day
71st Indonesian Independence Day
DSC_0057
71st Indonesian Independence Day
71st Indonesian Independence Day
IMG_8483
IMG_8508
DSC_0166
DSC_0557
DSC_0537
DSC_0550
DSC_0543
IMG_8515
DSC_0312
DSC_0427
71st Indonesian Independence Day
DSC_0081
DSC_0220
71st Indonesian Independence Day
71st Indonesian Independence Day
IMG_8391
IMG_8525
DSC_0910
IMG_8283
DSC_0528
IMG_8473
IMG_8397
DSC_0032
IMG_8403
DSC_0010
DSC_0068
DSC_0637
IMG_8399
71st Indonesian Independence Day
DSC_0087
IMG_8539

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *