The present Doodle, represented by Jakarta-based visitor craftsman Martcellia Liunic, observes Indonesia’s Independence Day, referred to locally as Tujuhbelasan (from the Indonesian for “seventeen”). On this day in 1945, Indonesia’s announcement of autonomy formally set oneself pronounced country on a way to power.
Indonesia’s national aphorism is Bhinneka Tunggal Ika, which means “Solidarity in Diversity.” Today’s Doodle fine art features the assorted variety that shapes an assembled Indonesia with delineations, for example, the Sumatran Tiger and the Rafflesia Arnoldii blossom (which has the world’s biggest sprout), only a couple of instances of the bountiful assortment of fauna and verdure indigenous to the archipelago.
Likewise included in the fine art is a delineation of Panjat Pinang, one of the occasion’s most famous games that expects groups to cooperate to arrive at the head of an elusive shaft and case prizes. Something other than a game, Panjat Pinang exemplifies the soul of gotong royong (“shared help”) and underlines the significance of Indonesian solidarity.
Here’s to lifting each other up. Glad Independence Day, Indonesia!