Independence Day

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Independence Day

Today was Independence Day here in Indonesia, celebrating 64 years of independence following Dutch colonial rule.  It was pretty quiet today, because this year the day ended up being a Monday, making a long weekend so a lot of people left town apparently.  But in my local kampung, there were quite a few gatherings where kids were playing special games to mark the occasion, including kerupuk (shrimp cracker) eating competitions like the one pictured above.

Independence Day

This one is a game where the kids walk along balancing a marble on top of a spoon.  If they drop it, they have to go back to the start. It takes lots of concentration!

Independence Day

The younger kids also played a ball relay game.  Some of them were dressed up in traditional costumes.

Independence Day

Sizing up the competition.

Independence Day

Independence Day

There was a bit of a dispute about the rules though haha.

Independence DayLanjutkan Indonesia!!!  Selamat Hari Kemerdekaan!

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