On 17 August, we will celebrate the 74th anniversary of Indonesia’s Independence Day. Do you already have some ideas about what activities you will do this year? If you want to do something new and exciting, you can go out and see the wonderful nature.
Raising the country’s flag during the Independence Day’s ceremony can be done on top of the mountain. Sounds interesting? By doing this activity, you can raise your sense of nationalism and pride for your own country.
If you love hiking, you can invite your friends or join a group to organize proclamation ceremonies on top of the mountain. Here is the list of mountains that you can hike. Let’s check them out!
7 Mountains Where You Can Celebrate Independence’s Day
Here are seven mountains you can hike to commemorate Independence’s Day on August 17th this year.
1. Mount Prau Dieng
Mount Prau Dieng can become one of the choices for you to spend your day on August 17th this year. The mountain is in Wonosobo and it has been known as a famous tourist attraction in Central Java.
Every year, mountain climbers commemorate Indonesia’s Independence Day at the highest peak of the mountain. The climbers must take trekking route about three to four hours to reach the location.
2. Mount Lawu
Mount Lawu, which is located on the border between East Java and Central Java, is very popular among mountain climbers. The mountain that is 3,265 meters high is highly accessible from Jakarta.
Nevertheless, it is going to be a nice hike to the top of Mount Lawu. You can see fabulous scenery and smell sulphur once in a while as there are still many active craters there. The location is often used to carry out the Indonesia’s Independence ceremony.
3. Mount Papandayan
Mount Papandayan is a volcano that is situated in Garut regency, West Java. Hiking Mount Papandayan is suitable for beginners. The volcano is 2,665 meters in height.
The Indonesian independence ceremony is going to be memorable if it is held on Mount Papandayan. Usually, climbers who want to do the ceremony will go on camping with their entourage.
4. Mount Merbabu
Looking for a mountain in Central Java province that is suitable for August 17th ceremony? You can visit Mount Merbabu. The name Merbabu means ‘Mountain of Ash’ from Javanese.
Mount Merbabu is located in the administrative region of Magelang regency and Boyolali regency. Usually, Indonesia’s independence ceremony will be held at the top of Keteng Songo.
Moreover, Mount Merbabu is safe to be used as a location for ceremonies to commemorate Indonesian Independence Day because it is a dormant stratovolcano.
5. Mount Penanggungan
In addition to all of the mountains explain above, many people also commemorate Indonesian Independence Day on Mount Penanggungan.
Mount Penanggungan is located in the administrative region of Mojokerto Regency and Pasuruan Regency and often referred to as the miniature of Mount Semeru. Mount Penanggungan has an amazing natural panorama that you can enjoy.
6. Mount Slamet
Mount Slamet is an active stratovolcano in the Purbalingga Regency in Central Java. The mountain has attracted many climbers every year. Climbers often hike to the top of the mountain to celebrate special events such as New Year’s Eve or Independence Day.
The climbers who usually take part in Independence Day ceremony at Mount Slamet come from Central Java. However, if you are from outside Central Java, you can also participate to enliven the event.
7. Mount Ceramai
The highest mountain in West Java has its own story. Celebrating the moment of Indonesian Independence Day on Mount Ceremai certainly gives its own sensation for those of you who like adventure.
Just imagine how grateful it is to sing the Indonesian national anthem Indonesia Raya on the highest mountain in West Java. Of course, the experience of carrying out a flag ceremony on Mount Ceremai will be a life experience that you will never forget.
Choose Your Favorite Mountain to Celebrate Independence Day
Wherever you want to go for the Independence Day ceremony, it will be nice to invite your group of friends. Don’t forget to keep abiding by the rules while you’re there. Ask the manager of the place beforehand about the possibility of holding the Independence Day ceremony there.
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