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2018

One World Day 2018

The Cleveland Cultural Gardens Federation (CCGF) hosted the 73rd annual One World Day on September 16, 2018. A highlight is the Parade of Flags where people in costumes of their heritage carry the flags. The Indonesian community was well-represented in the Parade.

Indonesia in Parade of Flags at 73rd annual One World Day in the Cleveland Cultural Gardens

Indonesia in Parade of Flags


Indonesia in Parade of Flags at 73rd annual One World Day in the Cleveland Cultural Gardens


Indonesia in Parade of Flags at 73rd annual One World Day in the Cleveland Cultural Gardens


Indonesia in Parade of Flags at 73rd annual One World Day in the Cleveland Cultural Gardens


Indonesia in Parade of Flags at 73rd annual One World Day in the Cleveland Cultural Gardens


Indonesia in Parade of Flags at 73rd annual One World Day in the Cleveland Cultural Gardens


Indonesia in Parade of Flags at 73rd annual One World Day in the Cleveland Cultural Gardens

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Cleveland Asian Festival 2018

The 2018 Cleveland Asian Festival was another huge success. The 9th annual Cleveland Asian Festival was held on the weekend of May 19 and 20 in Cleveland's AsiaTown neighborhood on Payne Avenue. It has become a not-to-miss annual event with great entertainment, food, shopping and fun.

Posing at the Cleveland Asian Festival

Posing at the Cleveland Asian Festival


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Indonesian History and Culture

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The Dutch began to colonize Indonesia in the early 17th century; Japan occupied the islands from 1942 to 1945. Indonesia declared its independence shortly before Japan's surrender, but it required four years of sometimes brutal fighting, intermittent negotiations, and UN mediation before the Netherlands agreed to transfer sovereignty in 1949.

A period of sometimes unruly parliamentary democracy ended in 1957 when President SOEKARNO declared martial law and instituted "Guided Democracy." After an abortive coup in 1965 by alleged communist sympathizers, SOEKARNO was gradually eased from power. From 1967 until 1988, President SUHARTO ruled Indonesia with his "New Order" government. After rioting toppled SUHARTO in 1998, free and fair legislative elections took place in 1999.

Indonesia is now the world's third most populous democracy, the world's largest archipelagic state, and the world's largest Muslim-majority nation. Current issues include: alleviating poverty, improving education, preventing terrorism, consolidating democracy after four decades of authoritarianism, implementing economic and financial reforms, stemming corruption, reforming the criminal justice system, holding the military and police accountable for human rights violations, addressing climate change, and controlling infectious diseases, particularly those of global and regional importance.

In 2005, Indonesia reached a historic peace agreement with armed separatists in Aceh, which led to democratic elections in Aceh in December 2006. Indonesia continues to face low intensity armed resistance in Papua by the separatist Free Papua Movement.

(From the CIA World Factbook)

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