Indonesia will celebrate it’s 73rd year as a sovereign nation on the 17th August 2018. Every village, town, city and province are busy decorating for this day. Since the 17th August falls on a Friday, many people will take the long weekend to visit their families and go out. If you have planned to travel on these dates, ensure you take into account the traffic congestion. Leave early if you need to catch a flight, train or bus. Stock up some food as many places might be closed. But most of all, enjoy this glorious day with your friends and family. I personally just finished paining the pavement around my house and my perumahan (community/housing estate) is looking bright with various colors and flags flying in every house.