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Jakarta Post

Images: Alternate ‘mudik’ and lead-up to Lebaran

  • The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Sat, May 23 2020   /  01:57 am

Light up the dark: A girl lights up an oil lamp during the tumbilotohe celebration in Gorontalo, Gorontalo on Wednesday. The celebration is a local’s tradition celebrated a couple of days before Idul Fitri. (Antara/Adiwinata Solihin)There’s no better time for Muslims to gather with their loved ones than on Idul Fitri, or Lebaran.

Every year, millions of Indonesians journey back to their hometowns to celebrate the biggest Muslim holiday with their families, some of whom they may not have seen for months or even years.

But this year, it will be a little different.

The COVID-19 outbreak and attendant restrictions are keeping people at home and away from any large gatherings to flatten the curve of infection. Both regular and seasonal businesses are also feeling the crunch.

However, the show must go on for some people.

Many traders are flouting the larg...