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Indonesia to hold digital Independence Day celebration

  • Rizki Fachriansyah

    Jakarta

Jakarta   /   Wed, July 8 2020   /  01:00 am
Indonesia President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo lead the Indonesia Independence Day ceremony in Jakarta, August 17, 2019. Indonesia celebrate its 74th independence day today. (JP/Seto Wardhana)

In line with most other public events taking place amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Indonesia’s 75th Independence Day is to be commemorated digitally on Aug. 17 in compliance with the prevailing health protocols. Tourism and Creative Economy Minister Wishnutama Kusubandio said on Monday that the public could expect a different, albeit innovative, celebration of the country’s Independence Day as it would take place entirely online. “Despite the limitations, the Independence Day celebration will not be less festive. This is because the public will be involved in unleashing their creativity and innovation to keep the [Independence Day] spirit alive,” he told an online press conference on Monday. Wishnutama went on to say that the annual Independence Day telecast would also feature a 60-minute video displaying public creativity from various parts of the co...