"Sanur Village Festival 2017" To Boost Spirit Of Unity

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ILLUSTRATION - Sejumlah wisatawan mancanegara ikut serta dalam Parade Sanur Village Festival di Sanur, Bali, Minggu (24/8). ANTARA FOTO/Wira Suryantala/wra/14. (e011)

Denpasar (Antara Bali) - Themed "Unity in Diversity," the 12th annual Sanur Village Festival, to be held on August 9-13, 2017, will promote the spirit of national unity through attractions, such as musical, cultural, and art performances.

"Bhineka Tunggal Ika, or Unity in Diversity, is the theme of the festival, expected to be comprehended specifically as a form of love for the homeland and nation," Sanur Village Festival Chairman Ida Bagus Gde Sidharta Putra remarked here on Friday.

Putra expressed hope that the festival would motivate the nation`s elements to gain a deeper understanding of the ethnic, linguistic, religious, and cultural differences in Indonesia.

Fostering a spirit of unity despite differences is expected to send a strong vibe to the people, especially visitors, who come to promote tolerance and laud the differences.

"Re-strengthening the values of Bhineka Tunggal Ika is a nation`s awakening process. The extensive hatred and violence in both the cyber and real world pose a threat to the nation`s unity. However, the Sanur Village Festival, with its programs, attempts to create an `awakening festival` by sending out good messages of national unity, with its values promoting Unity in Diversity," Putra said.

In addition to featuring musical entertainment, art, and culture, the festival will be enlivened by a display of various culinary delicacies, which are all created by taking into account the Indonesian nuances.

The programs, to be held as part of the Sanur Village Festival, will also showcase the spirit of state unity and nationalism in the form of symbols, images, and messages in line with this context.

"The people visiting the festival can hopefully become an integral part of this awakening process," he noted.(WDY)
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