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It's Independence Day in Indonesia (August 17), and our homepage over there is all dressed up for the occasion. School children wear special outfits, and games are played with noodles, melons and coins. The phrase of the day is "Merdeka!", meaning freedom. 
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I'm sorry Google, as an Indonesian, I find these facts to be wrong.

School children don't wear special outfits. They wear what they usually would wear.
Games aren't played with noodles and melons, but with fish crackers (which resemble noodles, I'll give ya that), climbing lubed polea which have various prizes above, sack racing (like the one depicted on your Doodle), above all else. Of course, each province and culture have their own versions of these games, but I don't recall any melons nor coins in them.
Lastly, "Merdeka!" doesn't literally mean "freedom", but more "the seperation from great oppression". But I guess you can call it freedom, for lack of a better term.

Sorry to nitpick.

Nevertheless, it's quite nice to get Indonesia noticed around here. We're one of the underrated nations in South-East Asia, despite being the largest.

Thanks, Google. :D
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WE ALL NEED TO SHARE ONE ANOTHER"S CULTURAL HERITAGE IF WE TRULY WANT WORLD PEACE
Su go
 
MERDEKA!
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Terima kasih Google (Thank you Google)

Google created Independence day doodle for our Pakistan too, on 14th August 2012.
 
MERDEKA!!!!!!

Let's ✈ to Indonesia 
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Dirgahayu Indonesiaku.
MERDEKA..!!!
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shares with the Indonesian People:
MERDEKA
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Happy Independence Day to my Indonesian brothers and sisters.
 
thanks google yeah this day my independence day my country MERDEKA!!!:D
 
Indonesia, selamat ya!
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We love my country "merdeka" Indonesia 
 
sekali merdeka... tetap merdeka... allahu akbar !!!
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i love my country and i hope the best for my country and MERDEKA INDONESIA!!!
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Merdeka! Wish Indonesia is able to get rid of corruption and give more serious attention to its citizens.
 
merdeka!!
selamat ulang tahun Indonesia!!!!
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happy independent day Indonesia .....
free and build New Indonesia .....
Like this !!!
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Happy independence day
 
acually, noddle not means: "Mie", for fried noodles but "Kerupuk"

anyway, Thanks for celebrating my country  #17an   #indonesia  
 
Yay.... happy independence day!
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Happy Independence day to all of Indonesian brothers and sisters.

Merdeka.
 
Happy Indonesian Independence Day to all!
Thank you very much Google. (I'm an Indonesian myself.) :D
Merdeka! Merdeka!
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Betapa Malunya aku sebagai Warga NKRI, ternyata Dirgahayu Negeriku hanya dinilai sebatas Melon, Kerupuk dan Koin!
Hey! Banggakah kalian dengan itu?!
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Good to see recognition of Indonesia's independence day. I'm sure that the rapid economic growth of SE Asia's biggest market has something to do with it. It'd be nice to see Indonesia free of corruption with a trustworthy legal system - then its people could get a better relationship with Freedom. 
 
Yes good thing, just when was Maluku independence day again?
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doodle yg sedikit aneh tp tetap asik. Selamat hari kemerdekaan 17 Agustus.
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Yang senang dan bilang Good atau Thank-you itu Koplak semua!
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thanks Google...for making today Google Doodle Indonesian things  :-D
 
But those games aren't played during the day since it is still in fasting month.
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Google put all event from all nation in world
but i don't know why follow usa politic for put doodle
Syria , Iran , .... have day event  
 
Melons and coins one weren't wrong. Put the coins halfway to the melon and put some black things around it. The contest is to take the most coin, but with your mouth/teeth. However, in the past I used raw papayas instead of melons.
 
+google : 
put event about important iranian and syria people events 
 
Celebrate in Peace and here's hoping your country has a great day.
 
just a small remark, i think the word "merdeka" is better translated as "independence" rather than "freedom"..  we have another word for "freedom" which is "kebebasan"..  "merdeka" reflects our spirit against any occupation that hinders people having the right to decide what is good for their own country..  "Merdeka !!!" then.. ;)
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Google I love how almost very day you have a specail design for the title Google!
 
Happy Independence Day Indonesia!!!!!! :} :p
 
happy indonesian indapendence day
 
Me too glad to happy indonesian indapendence day
 
Bien por la Independencia de Indonesia, pero el doodle y la información de todos los días 16 de Agosto pertenece a Elvis Presley.  Apúntate eso, Google!!!.
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Date: Saturday, September 01, 2012 3:53:24 pm
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Oh I see... so `independence, and freedom` have their own separate meanings in your country. In all actuality they have their own meanings over here as well. The definitions however are closely related.

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