The Indonesian national flags hang along a road ready for tomorrows Independence Day celebrations. Medan, North Sumatra, Indonesia. 16/08/2010
The Indonesian flag known locally as Sang Saka Merah Putih ("The Red and White") in Indonesian. The flag was introduced at the Indonesian Independence Day ceremony for the first time on 17th August 1945. The design of the flag has remained the same ever since.
Culturally the red stands for courage, while the white stands for purity. The red represents human's body or physical life, while white represents human's soul or spiritual life. Together they stand for a complete human being Usually they start to sell a month before the Independence Day until a week after.