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FREE festival at Queen Victoria Market
Source: Victoria Market
You don't have to travel to Indonesia to experience our near neighbour's rich culture or great hawker style street food.
You only have come along to the Queen Victoria Market on Sunday May the 4th between (10am – 4pm) for the 3rd annual Indonesia Street Festival.
It is also a chance for Indonesians living in Victoria to come together and share their vibrant culture with us.
There will be over 20 restaurants offering traditional and authentic Indonesian dishes. Who doesn't enjoy a tasty the fresh crispness of gado-gado, or a spicy beef rendang! Other traditional foods include Pepes Ikan (fish in banana leaves), Sate Kambing (boneless mutton cubes on skewers) and Sate Ayan (boneless chicken cubes on skewers) and green-coloured pancake stuffed with grated coconut and served with sweet sauces.
Entertainment will include traditional dancers from the Indonesian archipelago of Sumatra in the west to the eastern seas.
If you have any traditional Indonesian outfits, you are encouraged to wear them to enhance the occasion.
Source: City of Melbourne
This event celebrates an Indonesia tradition – Kartini Day. It commemorates the birth of Raden Ajeng Kartini in 1879, who was a pioneer in the emancipation of Indonesian women. Sadly she died in 1904 at the age of 25, after the birth of her first child.
On this day, Indonesian women wear their national dress to symbolise their unity, and there are parades and activities.
It is so great that we can gather in Melbourne as well to share in this special event.