President Jokowi: JFC Equals With the Carnival of Pasadena Even Berlin

By : Herry Barus And Aldi Firhand. A | Sunday, August 13 2017 - 22:22 IWST

presiden Jokowi Attends Jember Fashion Carnival
presiden Jokowi Attends Jember Fashion Carnival - Jember - President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) accompanied by First Lady Iriana Joko Widodo witnessed Jember Fashion Carnaval (JFC), in Jember District Square, East Java, Sunday (13/8) afternoon.

When walking from Pendopo Jember District to the square to watch JFC, President Jokowi greeted enthusiastic citizens who scramble shake hands with him.

In his speech, President Jokowi admitted very happy because it can be present in Jember city carnival world. He added that his presence to watch Jember Fashion Carnaval has been running 16 years. He also considered this carnival not only become an icon for Jember, but has become an icon that boasts of the nation and the country of Indonesia.

"Carnival is no less interesting, no less creative, no less excited by the carnival held in other countries. Not inferior to the Pasadena carnival in the United States, not least with the Rio de Janeiro carnival in Brazil, not least with the Noting Hill carnival in Berlin, no less, "said President Jokowi.

According to the President, this is a cultivated carnival, which is proclaimed, organized, and executed in great detail very well.

"I want other cities in Indonesia can also have a unique festival, has a unique carnival that becomes a regularly run arts agenda, which has its event calendar, its annual calendar like Jember Fashion Carnaval is, because of our cultural diversity Is a strength as well as an advantage, our superiority compared to other nations "said the President.

President Jokowi hopes that Jember Fashion Carnaval will be held every year, in order to work together with the Ministry of Tourism, in cooperation with the Ministry of Education to be held every 3 years, in Jakarta or other cities in Indonesia. But Jember remains its icon.

By displaying the concept of Sriwijaya Kingdom's clothing, this year's big JFC theme is Victory Unity in Diversity. It also featured 10 national costumes that have appeared in international events, sequentially, namely Srivijaya Empire, Bali, King of Papua, Mystical Toraja, Siger Crown Lampung, Borneo, Chronicle of Borobudur, Mythical Toraja, Wonderful of Betawi, and Unity in Diversity.

Accompanying President Jokowi and First Lady on the occasion include Tourism Minister Arief Yahya, Minister of Education and Culture (Minister of Education and Culture) Muhadjir Effendy, Chief of Staff of Presidency Teten Masduki, and East Java Governor Soekarwo.



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