The national flag of Indonesia, which is known as Sang Saka Merah-Putih (The Sacred Red-and-White) or Bendera Merah-Putih (The Red-and-White Flag) or simply Merah-Putih (The Red and White) in Indonesian is based on the banner of the 13th century Majapahit Empire in East Java. The flag itself was introduced and hoisted in public at the Indonesian Independence Day ceremony, on 17 August 1945. The design of the flag has remained the same ever since.
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Calendar, August 2016. Indonesian Independence Day
Masjid Istiqlal in Jakarta, Indonesia is the largest mosque in Southeast Asia. This national mosque of Indonesia was built to commemorate Indonesian independence and named "Istiqlal". The mosque was opened to the public 22 February 1978
Celebrating Indonesian Independence by climbing greased poles [9 pictures]
Young Indonesian boys being trained by the Japanese Army. During the occupation, the Japanese encouraged and backed Indonesian nationalistic feeling, created new Indonesian institutions, and promoted nationalist leaders such as Sukarno. In the decades before the war, the Dutch had been overwhelmingly successful in suppressing the small nationalist movement in Indonesia such that the Japanese proved fundamental for coming Indonesian independence
Thomas Matulessy (8 June 1783 – 16 December 1817,) also known as Kapitan Pattimura or simply Pattimura, was an Ambonese soldier and National Hero of Indonesia. Pattimura has become a symbol of both Maluku and Indonesian independence, praised by President Sukarno and declared a national hero by President Suharto. He has several namesakes both in the capital of Maluku, Ambon, and in the rest of the Indonesian archipelago.