#EngVocab: Independence Day

Happy Independence Day! #RI70

Happy Independence Day! #RI70

Hello fellas, Happy Independence Day! Today we’re celebrating the 70th year since our proclamation of Independence.

How did your celebration go? Did you get to watch the live broadcast of flag ceremony this morning?

The flag-raising ceremony in Istana Merdeka has always been a highlight for me. For some reasons, I always get goose bumps watching it.

Particularly the part when our President reads the Proclamation. It feels amazing how we transformed from occupied to independent state after a reading of one text.

In honor of this day, I would like to share some words related to Independence Day.

Proclamation (n) means public or official announcement dealing with a matter of great importance

E.g: The Proclamation of Independence on 17 Aug 1945 marked the day Indonesia officially attained the status of independent state.

Founding father (n) means an originator of an institution or a movement. E.g: Soekarno-Hatta are Indonesia’s founding fathers

Occupation (n) means the holding and control of an area by a foreign military force.

E.g: Although Indonesia’s Independence had been proclaimed in 1945, The Netherlands’ occupation of Indonesia only ended in 1949.

Commemorate (v) means to do something special in order to remember and honor (an important event or person from the past)

E.g: The flag-raising ceremony in Istana Negara takes place annually to commemorate the Proclamation of Independence

Establish (v) means to set up (an organization, system, or set of rules) on a firm or permanent basis

E.g: By the end of August 1945, Indonesia’s first-ever government had been established in Jakarta.

I think that’s all for today! Thank you for your attention. Do check  for more English materials. Cheerio!

Compiled by @alicesaraswati for @EnglishTips4U

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