Feast to celebrate independence day

Caitlyn WattsPilbara News
Karratha Indonesian community members celebrated Indonesian Independence Day.
Camera IconKarratha Indonesian community members celebrated Indonesian Independence Day. Credit: Picture: Ema Yudistira

Karratha’s Indonesian community gathered for a day of feasting, fun and festivities to celebrate their 75th annual Independence Day.

Held at Bulgarra playground on August 23, the day featured a celebratory picnic that recognised Indonesia’s independence from Dutch rule.

Community member Sari Mort said the event showcased the country’s history and made people feel proud to be from Indonesia.

“It’s a very important day for Indonesians to look back at 75 years ago to remember the struggle of Indonesian heroes claiming independence, and made us pull a big smile with pride and celebration, raising our flag up high in Karratha,” she said.

“Also, to teach the young generation about the country’s history and to be proud to be part of the nation.

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“We had a lot of games and Indonesian food contributed by the generous community members.”

Ms Mort said about 55 people from Karratha, Dampier, Perth as well as a family from The Netherlands attended the event which marked the sixth year the celebration had been held by the Indonesian community in Karratha.

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