National TV Station’s Program in Religious day

Hi, i am sorry for not blogging recently. I was in a quite hectic days.

By the way, today is the first Ramadan. Every muslims in the world  will be fasting. You can feel the atmosphere of Ramadan too here, since Muslims are very large  number in this republic country.

This year, Ramadan is from 1 August to 29 August. Just like another Ramadan, the national tv stations (more than 10 stations) here has a Ramadan program for a month. Such as tv series with Islam theme (it can be comedy and drama), some tv advertisement will have Islam theme, and then a program about knowing Islam (such as the history, the teaching, etc) and some quizzes.

The national  tv stations here usually adjust their programs according to religious day. for example, in Ramadan month  and Idul Fitri, their tv programs will  have Islam theme, in christmas day or easter day they will have christmas or easter theme, in “Nyepi” day (last day of Balinese calendar, when no work is done) the tv programs will have Nyepi’s theme and so on for Vesak and Konghucu (Chinese new year). Those are official religion in this country. Or if they don’t have the religious theme on their tv programs, they usually have felicitation advertisement  for those who celebrate their religious day.[cel].

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Indonesia is Republic

Although it is said that Indonesia has  a larger Muslim population than any other country in the world, it doesn’t mean that Indonesia is an Islamic country. Indonesia is a Republic. Its long name is Republic of Indonesia, while its short name is Indonesia.  Indonesia is also a democracy. Islam is a dominant religion in this country, then follow by Protestant, Roman Catholic, Hindu, Buddha and Confucian, and other religions and beliefs.[cel].

How Buddha and Hindu come to Indonesia?

In Indonesia there are so many believes and religions:  Christian, Catholic, Islam, Hindu, Buddha, etc. Hindu was came together to Indonesia with the Buddhism. Both were the first religion came here  by the trading relation between Indonesia and several country like India, China (Tiongkok) and Central East. At the 5th century, the Hindu and Buddha kingdom was started with the Kingdom of Kutai, Tarumanagara and continued by the Sriwijaya, Kalingga, Mataram Hindu,  and Majapahit Kingdom at the 16th century. [aci].

"Prambanan" Hindu's temple

"Borobudur". Buddha's temple.

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