On 17th August, the Independence Day celebrations begin with the flag hoisting ceremony. The President and the Vice President of the nation attend the national celebrations along with honourable guests and diplomats. A parade by high school students constitutes an important segment of the Indonesian Independence Day celebration. Local celebrations include the people of Jakarta in traditional games like balap karuk or sack race and panjat pinang or climbing on palm trees. Read more.
Flag raising ceremony beside the school house.The villagers perform a traditional dance.The girls are probably a little baffled by all these unusual visitors to their village.After the formalities there is a game of volleyball on the school oval.