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12 Photos Of Indonesians Celebrating Chinese New Year In 2015

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12 Photos Of Indonesians Celebrating Chinese New Year In 2015

As we enter The Year of The Goat, WowShack looks at how Indonesia celebrated Chinese New Year.

During Suharto’s reign, observing Chinese New Year in public was forbidden. Even lighting beautiful Chinese lanterns were illegal.

Fast forward to the present day, and the occasion has become a symbol of Indonesia’s Unity In Diversity.

So here are 12 Photos showing how Indonesia celebrates Chinese New Year…

1) The Preparations
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2) Parades In Solo
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3) Everyone’s Getting Involved!
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4) Even This Little Dude
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5) And What Is a Party Without a Beat?
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6) And Epic Beards?
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7) Vibrant Costumes Is What The Day Is Renowned For
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8) And The Dragons…
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9) Even, For 2015 At Least, The Goats…
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10) However, Some Would Rather Observe The Day In Silence
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11) Or As a Family Gathering to Acknowledge a Deep Cultural Heritage
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12) What Could Be a Better Motive And Force For Peace?
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