independence day

September is the most patriotic month in Mexico. September 15th is when the Independence Day is celebrated while September 16th is the day of the Grito. The country is “decorated” in red, white and green for the entire month making it a really interesting and colorful experience for anyone visiting […]

September in Mexico

Indonesians celebrate the proclamation of independence from 350 years of Dutch colonial rule. Festivities abound in cities and villages alike, organized by the government, neighbourhood community associations and organizations. To all my friends across the archipelago I would like to express: ‘Selemat Hari Raya Kemerdekaan’

August 17th, Hari Proklamasi Indonesia – Indonesian Independence Day

Across the archipelago of Indonesia preparations are well underway in cities, towns and villages for Independence Day this Sunday. The Indonesian Declaration of Independence was officially proclaimed at 10.00 a.m. sharp on Friday, August 17, 1945. The declaration marked the start of the five year diplomatic and armed-resistance of the […]

Preparations for Independence Day