Mother's Day in Indonesia

22 Dec 2020  Tue

Mother's Day is celebrated in almost every country in the world, but its date varies from country to country. For example, Indonesian Mother's Day is celebrated on December 22. It was established by President Sukarno in 1953.

The date of December 22 was chosen to commemorate the anniversary of the opening day of the 1928 Indonesian Women Congress. The Congress was held in the city of Yogyakarta. It was attended by representatives of thirty feminist organizations. Indonesian Mother's Day was originally intended to celebrate the spirit of Indonesian women.

Indonesia banknote has features one such heroine of the country. Tjoet Nja Meuthia was an In 1899 Teuku Cik Tunong led a successful attack against the Dutch. She was killed when the Dutch troops shot her in the head and chest. She is now seen as a symbol of pride among Indonesian women. She was proclaimed a National Hero of Indonesia.

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