Indonesia celebrates New Year’s Day with a public holiday every 1 January, as does most of the rest of the world. However, the celebrations really begin on New Year’s Eve and reach a high point with the turning of the clock from 11:59pm on 31 December to midnight on 1 January.
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New Year’s Day is a time of resolutions and starting fresh for some, while for others it is spent recovering from a big, late night spent with friends and family.
In Indonesia, there are actually four different New Year’s Days! We will focus here on 1 January, but there are also Islamic New Year on the first day of Muharram, Chinese New Year from mid-January to mid-February, and Balinese New Year on the public holidays’ calendar.
In many major cities throughout Indonesia, there are government-sponsored New Year’s celebrations. There will be entertainment stages, bright lights all over, fireworks in the night sky over the city, feasting, and plenty of partying in both streets and homes.
New Year’s traditions for 1 January New Year are largely the same as in Western countries. But you also have the added attraction of warm weather and beautiful beaches even in December and January since Indonesia straddles the Equator.
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