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“Jakarta Hajatan” A New Name for Jakarta’s Anniversary

In With The New | 10 June 2022

The DKI Jakarta Provincial Government will hold a series of events to celebrate its 495th birthday for a whole month, from May 24 to June 25, 2022. This is the first time Jakarta has held an event that has invited large crowds since the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic. 

Jakarta's birthday which is celebrated every 22 June always brings a festive atmosphere throughout the city. This year is no exception. Regional Secretary of DKI Jakarta Province, Marullah Matali revealed plans for celebrating DKI 495th Jakarta's Birthday this year including presenting the new branding "Jakarta Hajatan" (Jakarta Celebration). According to him, this branding is sustainable since from year to year every Jakarta anniversary celebration has a celebration meaning that is full of Indonesian nuances, such as receptions or celebrations of an achievements.

“Jakarta Hajatan” will also carry the theme of Collaboration, Acceleration, Elevation. The message behind this theme, he said, is one of optimism as well as encouragement for all elements in the city and in the world for the variety of businesses that are being or will continue to be carried out in Jakarta in the future. At the same time, it also reflects back on the spirit of collaboration that has resounded for almost the last five years.

“The spirit of collaboration is also the identity of the city of Jakarta, which is often referred to as the City of Collaboration, and which is the spirit to encourage growth in order to face the various global issues which is called acceleration. And to realize the vision of lifting citizens and cities to the global level or what is called elevation," Marulla Matali said. 

DKI Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan revealed that the reason for choosing the theme was that 'hajatan' is a term used by the public, especially Betawi, to celebrate certain moments or events. In hajatan, the Betawi people must hold a thanksgiving, feel happy, and pray during the celebration.

Regarding Collaboration, Acceleration, and Elevation, Anies said that Jakarta has so far cooperated with the principles of collaboration, equality and mutual support. Accelerating in many ways, including in the Thousand Islands and wanting the people of Jakarta to rise in rank, increase their level in the role of making citizens happy and advancing the city. 

The series of celebrations for the anniversary of DKI Jakarta was opened with the launching of the 495th Jakarta Hajatan or Opening Ceremony Jakarta 495th Anniversary Celebration and Digital Nomad Island Launching. The opening was held on Bidadari Island, Thousand Islands on 24 May.

The series is also filled with various activities, including a pilgrimage ceremony at the hero's graveyard, the Plenary Session of the DPRD, the Jakarta Concert at Taman Ismail Marzuki (TIM), and a regional collaboration week.

In addition, the Formula E event is also included in a series of celebrations plus the Jakarta Award, and night receptions and performances. Other celebrations include Regional Mural Activation, musical performances, exhibitions and much more.

The grand launching of the Jakarta International Stadium (JIS), North Jakarta will be the highlight of the event on 25 June. The JIS inauguration activity will be filled with a series of events, for example, the Persija match with the first kick off by former national team player Bambang Pamungkas.

Anies Baswedan will also make a speech at the closing ceremony, in addition, there are several cultural performances, as well as musical performances from artists both on a national and international scale, as well as fireworks parties.

For more information, the public can view information on the entire series of events by utilizing social media Instagram @JakartaHajatan