- Enjoy Indonesian Independence Day celebrations in Seminyak

July 29, 2010 (PRLEAP.COM) Travel News can reveal that Bali is set to celebrate Indonesian Independence Day next month and one of the best parts of the paradise island to enjoy the occasion is the popular resort of Seminyak.

Held every year on August 17th, the date marks the moment that the south-east Asian nation became free from the grips of Dutch rule back in 1945.

The two countries were embroiled in fighting for four years before this freedom was granted.

Known to locals as Proklamasi, Independence Day is typically enjoyed by people across the country, including Bali, with the date declared a national holiday. This means that government offices, schools and banks all remain closed, giving plenty of people the chance to join in with the festivities.

Guests at Seminyak hotels can expect to see the streets adorned with the national flag, making the date an especially colourful one.

However, there is much more to Independence Day than simple flag-waving. A whole host of other celebrations, such as dancing and music, will also be held across Bali and the country as a whole.

Processions are also likely to be held throughout Seminyak, so take your place early and you should be rewarded with an excellent spot to witness the fun at first hand. recommends a range of accommodation in Seminyak, including Sanur Beach Hotel Seminyak.

Posted by Charlotte Springer

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