Are you having a vacation in Indonesia at the end of the year? Have you ever wondered about ways to celebrate New Year in Indonesia? As a typical country in the world, every year Indonesia celebrates New Year as well.
There are so many ways to celebrate New Year in Indonesia whether you can do it whether celebrate it alone or with friends and family. As the country has so many different cultures, most of them also celebrate the New Year differently.
Most locals commonly have their ways to celebrate New Year in Indonesia. They can be celebrating in a street in a crowded place, in a private hotel, or restaurant, on beaches, or even on a cold mountain.
If you are wondering about the ways to celebrate New Year in Indonesia, here we have some of them on the list below. Let’s check them out!
1. Watching the Fireworks
Watching fireworks is one of the ways to celebrate New Year in Indonesia. It is a kind of a must to have a firework during New Year in Indonesia. Most Indonesian love to join outside and gathered around in a crowded place to see the fireworks.
When you are in Indonesia at the end of the year, watching fireworks to celebrate New Year can be seen in so many popular spots such as the city square. In Jakarta, you can watch it around the National Monument, Bundaran HI, Ancol, and Taman Mini. In Yogyakarta, you can watch it around the Tugu monument, the city square, and Nol Kilometer.
2. Dinner in a Fine Restaurant
Having dinner with friends, family, or colleagues in a fine restaurant is one of the ways to celebrate New Year in Indonesia. There will be a little bit crowded around New Year in Indonesia and some hotels and restaurants commonly offer dinner for New Year.
Not only dinner in usual hotel and restaurants the way Indonesian celebrate New Year also come to a middle up to the highest star hotels and restaurant such as at the best cafe in South Jakarta. Commonly they perceived to spend it with close friends or family by avoiding the crowded outside.
3. Rooftop Bar Party
Having a rooftop bar party is one of the ways to celebrate New Year in Indonesia. This kind of party usually happens in a hotel and restaurant that has a rooftop bar. It is similar to celebrating at a fine restaurant but commonly rooftop has more crowded.
Some Indonesian youth commonly love to spend New Year’s eve at a rooftop bar so that they can see the fireworks properly. Moreover, to avoid the crowd outside, they’d love to choose the rooftop bar instead join in a crowd outside.
4. Nightclub Party
Having a nightclub party is one of the ways to celebrate the New Year in Indonesia. Just like other countries have their way to celebrate New Year in a nightclub or bar, Indonesia also has a way to do it.
Some popular nightclubs commonly provide a way to celebrate the New Year in Indonesia. Even if the place is not less crowded than outside, some Indonesians who love parties commonly choose to celebrate it there.
5. Go Camping
Going to the campsite and having a night camping in the most popular camping spots in Indonesia is one of the ways to celebrate New Year in Indonesia. Commonly this happens to some Indonesian that love to celebrate in a quiet way to avoid crowds.
Some Indonesian commonly choose some popular spots to go camping during New Year’s eve. They could celebrate the New Year with a close friend, family, or even colleagues. That not surprising that some hotels even offer a glamour camping package whether around the hills, mount volcanoes in Indonesia, or Bali’s most popular beaches.
6. Go Hiking
Going hiking in some of the most popular mountains is one of the ways to celebrate New Year in Indonesia. There are so many good spots in Indonesia where the country has the most popular mount to hike even for the beginner.
Going hiking can be one of the most popular ways to celebrate New Year in Indonesia. Some of the most popular mounts such as Merapi mount, Merbabu mount, Rinjani mount, or Batur mount will be the most crowded place to hike.
7. Grilled and Barbeque Party
Grilled and barbeque parties are two ways to celebrate New Year in Indonesia that have been so popular lately. Commonly Indonesian will have the party around the front yard of their house. They will not only celebrate with family but also with close friends.
During New Year, grilled and barbeque parties in Indonesia commonly use a slice of chicken meat. They will make a homemade chicken satay together starting before midnight come. Having a conversation during making the chicken grilled can be the most memorable memory for Indonesian to celebrate New Year.
8. Watching Music Concert
Watching music concerts is one of the ways to celebrate New Year in Indonesia. This way of celebrating New Year becomes so popular in Indonesia, which makes so many musicians commonly hold their concerts during New Year’s eve.
Sometimes it even completes with some cultural performances such as cultural performances in Bali or other regions as well.
Some of the most popular halls are commonly already booked by the popular musician during New Year. Most Indonesian commonly love to enjoy the night with their favorite musician giving their live performance on the stage.
So, there are some of the most popular ways to celebrate New Year in Indonesia that commonly always happen from year to year. Have you ever tried one of those ways to celebrate the New Year in Indonesia? Which one that becomes your favorite so far?