Indonesian Independence Day 2012 Become Google Doodle for Today
Happy Independence Day Indonesia… Today is the day where we celebrate the 67th years anniversary for The Proclamation of Indonesian Independence Day that was read on August 17,1945. It means that we have been independent from all other nation colony for 67 years. What make today is special is the appearance of Indonesian Independence Day as Google logo for today.
Until today, there are not much people who know about Indonesia. Based on my experience when i studied chinese language at Tianjin, China, i found that there are a lot of foreign people who still unfamiliar with Indonesia. This is a bit contrast, considering that Bali Island (one of Indonesian province) is one of the most popular tourist destination in the world. So, thanks to Google for put Indonesian Independence Day as Google Doodle for today.
The creator of this logo is Google Doodle team that consist of Michael Lopez, Ryan Germick, Susie Sahim, Jennifer Hom, and Dennis Hwang. Like what Hom said to BBC News before, the selection of doodle theme came from all Google employee around the world.
For them who doesn’t know about Indonesia, there are something unique that always happen during Indonesian Independence Day. Beside held a ceremony, we have some kind of way to celebrate this day that make Indonesian Independence Day Celebration is one of the most unique independence day celebration in the world. Like what is drawn in Google Doodle today, we have some kind of activity that we called “Lomba 17 Agustus“. This activity is like a contest that held in each corner of city, district, village in Indonesia. There are a lot of variety of competition in that event, including Balap Karung (Sack Race), Lomba Makan Kerupuk (Cracker Eating contest), Panjat Pinang (Climbing Oily Nut Tree), etc.