The Independence Day of Indonesia falls on August 17th. This year, Indonesia celebrates its 75th independence. Before the COVID-19 pandemic, many competitions and carnivals that peaked on Indonesia’s Independence Day. There are a lot of ways to celebrate this freedom, such as participate in the flag-hoisting ceremony, take parts of celebrations, and join in various games. These activities will recall the meaning of Indonesia’s freedom.
Local games that are often played in Indonesia’s Independence Day are palm tree climbing or known as “panjat pinang”, gunny sack race “balap karung”, and cracker eating competition “lomba makan kerupuk”. However, Indonesia’s Independence Day in 2020 is a little bit different because we still struggling against the COVID-19 pandemic. Therefore, unlike in previous years, this year Indonesia’s Independence Day ceremony will be held digitally.
Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, Indonesians are encouraged to take part in many digital activities to keep up their Independence Day spirit alive. Here are 5 activities that you can do to celebrate Independence Day by following the government instructions to #StayAtHome.
Participate in Flag-hoisting Ceremony Online
The 75th Independence Day celebrations have moved online amid the COVID-19 pandemic. This year, the commemoration of Indonesia’s Independence Day will be held at the Merdeka Palace, Jakarta, with a limited number of participants. There are only eight students selected for this national flag-hoisting ceremony.
The government of Indonesia will encourage Indonesians participation in the flag-hoisting ceremony and sing the national anthem “Indonesia Raya” through the digital platform. This action aims to break the chains of COVID-19 pandemic. By staying at home, you still can get involved in the flag-hoisting ceremony.
Interesting Virtual Tours
COVID-19 pandemic makes people avoid all social interactions outside the home. Therefore, virtual tours have flourished in Indonesia. These virtual tours are very recommended for you who love travel. By using digital platforms, you still can explore several areas in Indonesia amid the COVID-19 pandemic to celebrate the Independence Day of Indonesia.
Travel agents or organizers have also gotten more creative and attractive with the themes of their tour to inspire people’s curiosity on Indonesia’s Independence Day. For instance, tourism service on Instagram, @atourin.official, which organize a virtual tour on Indonesia’s Independence Day entitled “Virtual Tour Indonesia Merdeka”, this event allows people to explore the archipelago of Indonesia from Sabang, Aceh, West to Merauke, to Papua. These virtual tours will be held on Aug. 17, 19, 21, and 22 by Zoom around 90 minutes. You can participate in these virtual tours to celebrate Indonesia’s Independence Day at home.
Engage in Drawing Online Festival
Drawing is another way of expressing emotion. Amid this COVID-19 pandemic, you can knock down your stress by finding drawing online festivals to celebrate Indonesia’s Independence Day. You can join by making interesting drawings that contribute to the spirit of freedom on Independence Day. In addition, you can also give a story behind your drawing.
Take Part of e-Commerce Great Sales on Indonesia’s Independence Day
Discounts and great sales have become the mark of Indonesia’s Independence Day. Usually, various promotional discounts are offered by merchants at the mall or even e-Commerce. As Indonesians still struggling with COVID-19 pandemic, most of all Indonesia’s Independence discounts will offer online. Therefore, stay tuned on your smartphone and find the e-Commerce that held Independence discounts.
Join Indonesia’s Independence Day Campaign with the Best Prizes
Technology can help us to make society more resilient in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic. COVID-19 pandemic also has transformed social activity, especially fun activities that usually held in Indonesia’s Independence Day become online. These activities can be accessed through the all-digital platforms, including social media.
With a vision to empower people who live in second-tier and third-tier cities excel in their business with technology, Aplikasi Super always tries to contribute to give a positive impact on future Indonesia’s economy. After held a donation campaign entitled #SembakoUntukSedulur successfully, Aplikasi Super held two events, which are #SemarakMerahPutih and #MerdekaDiRumahAja to contribute to celebrating Indonesia’s Independence Day amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
#SemarakMerahPutih is a photo or video contest that will be participated by Super Center, Aplikasi Super’s partner, those who restocking goods through Aplikasi Super. This event held to united all of the Super Center’s spirit of Independence Day. The prizes of this contest are up to Rp4.000.000.
Other than that, Aplikasi Super also held #MerdekaDiRumahAja for all Indonesians who want to celebrate Indonesia’s Independence Day during #StayAtHome by posting photos or videos with friends or even family to their social media. These contests are offered with the best prizes. Do not hesitate to feel the spirit and freedom in Indonesia’s Independence Day with Aplikasi Super.