President Jokowi Encourages Use of Batik Face Masks in Batik Day



Laila Afifa

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  • TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - In commemorating the national batik day celebrated annually on October 2, President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo on Friday has called for Indonesians to wear face masks carrying the batik design. 

    “The pandemic is not an obstacle to celebrate the national batik day on October 2. Our country’s contribution to the world cultural heritage can be a design for face masks,” wrote Jokowi in his Instagram post today.

    Indonesia’s national batik day is celebrated to commemorate the heritage that was named by UNESCO as the Masterpieces of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity on October 2, 2009.

    It is a common occurrence to see a wide range of people from government officials up to students wearing batik on this day.

    Read: Foreign Ministry to Incorporate Batik Subject in Diplomatic Education