INDONESIA

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Religions

In indonesia they have multipule religions but Islam with 87.18% is the main religion but Hinduism, Buddhism, Protestantism, Roman Catholicis are other religions that indonesians belive in. Through out Indonesia there are tempals for all of these different religins where people can worship their god/gods.

Some of the main islands

Indonesia has 13677 islands with in its borders

languages

, English, Javanese, Sundanese, Malay, Dutch, Hokkien, Mandarin, Hakka, Minnan, Cantonese, Acehnese, Batak, Minang, Banjarese, Sasak, Tetum, Dayak, Minahasa, Toraja, Buginese, Halmahera, Ambonese, Ceramese, Bare'e, Bangka, Alas-Kluet, Angkola, Mandailing, Simlaungun, Batak Toba, Col, Dairi, Duano, Enggano, Gayo, Haji, Kaur, Karo, Kerinci, Komering, Kubu, Lampung Api, Lampung Nyo, Loncong, Lubu, Melayu Tengah, Melayu Jambi, Mentawai, Musi, Nias, Ocu, Pekal, Rejang, Sikula, Simeulue, Baduy, Betawi, Javindo, Kangean, Madura, Osing, Pecok, Tengger, Min Dong, Abui, Adang, Adonara, Alor, Amarasi, Anakalangu, Bali, Benkala, Bilba, Bima, Bilagar, Bunak, Dela-Oenale, Dengka, Dhao, Ende, Hamap, Helong, Ile Ape, Kabola, Kafoa, Kamang, Kambera, Kedang, Kelon, Kemak, Ke'o, Kepo', Kodi, Komodo, Kui, Kula, Lamaholot, Lamalera, Lamatuka, Lamboya, Lamma, Laura, Lembata Selatan, Lembata Barat, Levuka, Lewo Eleng, Lewotobi, Li'o and many more

Majoir festivals and cereimonies

Majoir cerimonies

Waisak Day - this is a Buddhist festival held in May that celebrates Buddha's birth, death and gaining of wisdom. Celebrations are held at Borobudur Temple near Yogyakarta on the island of Java.

  • Galungan - this is an important festival on Bali. The day it is celebrated changes depending on the Hindu calendar. This festival honours ancestors and people travel home to their families to make offerings and pay respects.

  • Nyepi - this day is the Balinese New Year. It is also based on the Hindu calendar and is very different from New Year celebrations in Australia. Before Nyepi, the Balinese people take statues of the gods out and clean them. They hold special ceremonies to cast out bad spirits and then on the day of Nyepi they do nothing. The word Nyepi literally means silence and everything in Bali closes, the people stay home and the whole island is quiet.


  • Ramadan - this is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar and during this month Muslims do not eat or drink while there is sunlight. This is a time to focus on prayer and faith. In the evening families have small meals and visit friends. It is the holiest time of year for Muslims.

  • Id al-Fitr - this is the feast that immediately follows Ramadan. Muslims enjoy food together and ask each other for forgiveness for any wrongs that they have done during the year. This festival lasts for three days and many people travel to be home with their families for it.


  • National Day - National day is on the 17th of August, it is when all of the islands become a country( not literaly).They have

    traditional food, drinks and eating customs

    In Java ( the main island) most of the locals are muslim meaning that there is no alcoholeor pork in their meals. Insted of pork the muslims have fish or beef with steamed rice and vegitables that often contain chilli orother spices.


    Food plays a big part in Indonesian cultur as well, there is over 100 different foods that ariginated in the counrty to suit the cultures needs these including the ones below