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Witness the richness of Indonesia through cultural events

Jakarta   /   Sun, January 23 2011   /  12:09 pm

It’s all here. The unique culture, the rich natural resources and the diversity of its ethnic groups have attracted foreign tourists to Indonesia, and are waiting for Indonesians themselves to explore more of the archipelago.

And every day from January through December, cultural and arts festivals take place in many parts of the country.

Among those festivals and ceremonies, some still sound strange to our ears.

“Indonesia has 480 ethnic groups who speak 583 different languages. And many of the festivals, rituals and cultural performances are an inseparable part of the Indonesian people,” the Culture and Tourism Minister Jero Wacik said.

According to the book of events from the Culture and Tourism Ministry, in January alone, dozen of festivals are taking place and some traditional ceremonies are also worth witnessing.

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