TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - President Joko Widodo (Jokowi), his first son Gibran Rakabuming Raka, and grandson, Jan Ethes Srinarendra, came dressed in traditional Balinese clothing bearing varied colors and patterns for a ceremony marking Indonesia’s 74th Independence Day.
President Jokowi's traditional attire in black, with gold brocade, along with headdress bearing gold motifs was from Klungkung.
Ethes wore a purple headdress, yellow sarong, and footwear with gold motifs.
Gibran Rakabuming wore a white shirt and brown headband of woven fabric.
"We have worn traditional clothes from Aceh, West Sumatra, South Kalimantan, West Java, Central Java, Bali, Sulawesi, and others," President Jokowi stated at the Merdeka Palace in Jakarta, Saturday.
The president affirmed that he would wear traditional clothing at other celebrations.
"Indeed, Indonesia has thousands of traditional clothes. We will showcase our traditional attire," the president stated.
The ceremony to commemorate the 74th Anniversary of the Republic of Indonesia is scheduled to begin at 10 a.m. local time.
President Jokowi will act as an inspector during a ceremony to commemorate the 74th Anniversary of the Republic of Indonesia.
State officials, both ministers of the Working Cabinet and leaders of institutions and agencies, will accompany the president in the main podium.
In the meantime, of the 11 thousand attendees, 30 percent constituted state officials, including from state institutions, military, and police, as well as ambassadors from friendly countries, and 70 percent of the community attended the Independence Day ceremony.