Thirty-eight groups participated in enlivening the Kendal Cultural Carnival in the nuances of Independence Day as well as commemorating the 413th Kendal Regency Anniversary on last Saturday (25/8). There were several indigenous Kendal Cultural parades which were enlivened by 5 other regions: Pemalang, Pekalongan, Batang, Semarang City, and Magelang. Regent of Kendal, Mirna Annisa who wore jeweled studded clothes and rode on the carriage, was escorted by 20 village heads who were riding on horses, greeting the Boja people from the start line to the Honor Stage. Regent Mirna Annisa said that the model of clothes she wore also described Kendal's slogan as a Pantura Gem. Therefore, a lot of jewelry on the clothes is the result of a pure design from Kendal's Youth. She hoped that the 413th Anniversary of Kendal Cultural Carnival can make Kendal a Pantura Gem.
Thousands of residents of Silih Asih Village, Pabedilan Sub-district, Cirebon Regency, West Java, who crowded the soccer field in their area, came to watch theatrical folk art performances. The Cirebon arts and culture show was held by Dave AF Laksono, a member of the Indonesian House of Representatives Commission I –DPR in collaboration with the Ministry of Communication and Informatics –Kominfo in a bid to maintain the unity and integrity of Indonesia and preserve cultural arts. Dave AF Laksono to RRI Cirebon on Saturday (25/8) said that by presenting the Cirebon original cultural arts performance is an effort to preserve art, healthy entertainment without negative content, and can strengthen unity and call for peace. Meanwhile, the Expert Staff for the Social, Economic and Cultural Affairs of the Ministry of Communication and Informatics, Lala M Kolopaking explained that his Ministry and the House of Representatives Commission I are trying to bring folk art closer to various jurors of Indonesia. One of them is in Cirebon, and with the help of technology approaches to unite the nation and care for diversity.
Lampung Krakatau Festival –LKF is the property of all Lampung residents and is a valuable asset for tourism in Indonesia. This was stated by Governor of Lampung, Muhammad Ridho Ficardo on the Night of the Glory Enchantment Sai Bumi Ruwa Jurai in the 28th Lampung Krakatau Festival –LKF 2018 at Saburai Field, Enggal Bandar Lampung on Saturday night (25/8). Ridho said that it was not an easy thing to maintain the LKF organization that has been aged for 28 years. He also appreciated all relevant stakeholders, as well as the District / City Government who gave so much support in the LKF 2018 implementation. He mentioned that the District / City Government continues to provide active support by increasingly inviting the private sectors to play an active role in tourism activities, and to push investment, especially in the tourism sector. At the event, Governor Ridho symbolically distributed prizes to the winners who had participated in various competitions of the 28th LKF 2018.