A Unique Flag Ceremony in Syou, West Papua, Held in the Wilderness and with Banana Tree Climbing

goodmorningpapua.com – The people of Syou Village, Warmare District, Manokwari, West Papua, held a ceremony to celebrate the 76th Anniversary of the Republic of Indonesia in the middle of the wilderness, Tuesday (17/8/2021) morning. There is something unique about this flag rising ceremony.

A giant banana tree as high as 25 meters was climbed by a resident to raise the Red and White flag. To reach to that location, residents have to walk about 1 kilometer through the wilderness.

A village people of Syou, Zeth Woggor, said the ceremony and raising the flag was an initiative of local villagers to welcome the 76th Independence Day of the Republic of Indonesia.

“We as Papuans are part of the Unitary State of the Republic of Indonesia (NKRI),” Zeth said after the ceremony.

Danramil 1801-03/Warmare Lettu Inf Dany Purnomo expressed his pride in the people of Syou Village, Warmare District. Even though living in an isolated area, they are very enthusiastic about celebrating the 76th Anniversary of the Republic of Indonesia by raising the flag on a giant banana tree as high as 25 meters.

“This is a concrete manifestation of their love for the unitary state of the Republic of Indonesia and respect for the heroes who have contributed in seizing independence from the grip of the colonialists at that time,” said Dany Purnomo in a statement released.

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