The present Doodle, showed by Jakarta-based guest artist Martcellia Liunic, observes Indonesia’s Independence Day, referred to locally as Tujuhbelasan (from the Indonesian for “seventeen”). On this day in 1945, Indonesia’s decree of freedom authoritatively set oneself announced country on a way to power.
Indonesia’s national aphorism is Bhinneka Tunggal Ika, which means “Unity in Diversity.” Today’s Doodle fine art features the decent variety that shapes an assembled Indonesia with representations, for example, the Sumatran Tiger and the Rafflesia Arnoldii blossom (which has the world’s biggest sprout), only a couple of instances of the plentiful assortment of fauna and greenery indigenous to the archipelago.
Additionally included in the craftsmanship is a delineation of Panjat Pinang, one of the occasion’s most well known games that expects groups to cooperate to arrive at the head of a tricky shaft and guarantee prizes. Something other than a game, Panjat Pinang encapsulates the soul of gotong royong (“mutual assistance”) and accentuates the significance of Indonesian solidarity.
Here’s to lifting each other up. Happy Independence Day, Indonesia!