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Arak Tabuik Festival

Where:   Pariaman, West Sumatra, Indonesia
When:    January.
Details are subject to change by the organizers, for final event location & dates, check "Event related information" section below.

Arak Tabuik Festival is held, once a year, in the coastal town Pariaman in west Sumatra. In the traditional festival, the participants perpetuate the death of Muhammad's grandchildren; Hasan and Husain, who fought the Karbala battle for the defense of the Moslem religion. In the festival, sport events like swimming contests and horse races are held as well as various culture shows.

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Arak Tabuik Festival in Pariaman, West Sumatra, Indonesia
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Ministry Of Culture And Tourism, Republic Of Indonesia
Sapta Pesona Building
Jl. Medan Merdeka Barat No. 17
Jakarta 10110
Tel. +62 21 383 8167
Fax. +62 21 384 9715

Pariaman travel information
Dialing code:
Longitude: 100.13333°
Latitude: -0.63333°
Indonesia information address: Ministry Of Culture And Tourism, Republic Of Indonesia Sapta Pesona Building Jl. Medan Merdeka Barat No. 17 Jakarta 10110 Tel. +62 21 383 8167 Fax. +62 21 384 9715
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Indonesia country details
Location: Southeastern Asia, archipelago between the Indian Ocean and the Pacific Ocean.
Capital: Jakarta
Currency: Indonesian rupiah (IDR)
Voltage and Frequency: 127/230 V 50 Hz
Dialing country code: +62
Language: Bahasa Indonesia (official, modified form of Malay), English, Dutch, local dialects (the most widely spoken of which is Javanese).

Indonesia background and overview:
The Dutch began to colonize Indonesia in the early 17th century; the islands were occupied by Japan from 1942 to 1945. Indonesia declared its independence after Japan's surrender, but it required four years of intermittent negotiations, recurring hostilities, and UN mediation before the Netherlands agreed to relinquish its colony. Indonesia is the world's largest archipelagic state and home to the world's largest Muslim population. Current issues include: alleviating poverty, preventing terrorism, consolidating democracy after four decades of authoritarianism, implementing financial sector reforms, stemming corruption, holding the military and police accountable for human rights violations, and controlling avian influenza. In 2005, Indonesia reached a historic peace agreement with armed separatists in Aceh, which led to democratic elections in December 2006. Indonesia continues to face a low intensity separatist guerilla movement in Papua.

[Courtesy of The World Factbook]