American Holidays in Indonesia: A Review of 2015

With six official religions marking the calendars of every Indonesian, there is no shortage of state-recognized holidays for ETAs to partake in during their grant. From the religious Idul Adha to the secular National Armed Forces Day, ETAs participated in a surprising number of holidays at their sites in the first half of the grant. While participating…

A Tropical Halloween: ETAs celebrate with their students

“Bringing Halloween to Malang with Apple Bobbing and Mask Making” -RaiNesha Miller | SMAN 10 Malang, East Java “MAN 1 students celebrate their first Halloween by substituting carved watermelons for traditional jack-o-lanterns.” -Emily Denny | MAN 1 Semarang, Central Java “My students love everything spooky, scary, and horrifying, so they went all out for our Halloween party and The…

No pumpkins? No problem. Celebrating Halloween in Indonesia

Devoid of pumpkins, themed candy, and eager trick-or-treaters, Fulbright English Teaching Assistants instead turned to watermelons, care packages from home and whatever supplies were on hand to give their Indonesian students a memorable American experience. “There may not be pumpkins, but we still have jack-o’-lanterns! SMK 1 celebrates their first Halloween in Sumbawa Besar.” –…