New Year’s Day

January 1

Throughout Indonesia

A public holiday, the celebration of International New Year’s Eve is often celebrated with the street carnivals, fireworks, special entertainments and shows. In most big cities, such as Jakarta, Medan, Bandung, Surabaya and Jogjakarta, New Year’s Eve is the time for merrymaking all night long for young and old alike. Usually paper horns are blown to mark the coming of the New Year.