Kartini Day Analysis

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2. Background of the Kartini Day and Malala Day 2.1 The Evolution of Kartini Day Petra Mahy (2012) summarized symbolization and evolution in the celebration of Kartini Day very obviously from the colonial era of Netherlands to post-reformation era in 1998. This chapter is the literature review from the writing of Mahy entitled "Being Kartini: Ceremony and Print Media in the Commemoration of Indonesia's First Feminist.” According to Mahy, the first celebration of Kartini's birthday was recorded by a media, De Locomotif newspaper, in 1929, in Van De Venter Solo School. As reported on the same newspaper, the similar celebration spread to all cities in Central Java and some cities in Sumatra Island one year later. The famous competition of fashion with Kartini style is presumably inspired by Sujatin Kartowijono, the movement figure of Indonesian women who dressed up and acted as Kartini in an amazing way during the inauguration of Queen Wilhemina in Netherlands.…show more content…
108 Year 1964. After that, 21 April is known as the Kartini Day by all Indonesian people. In the Old Order era, Kartini became the symbol of the importance of woman's role in the revolution era. From here, the double role of women is known for the first time. The Communist Party also made use of the image of Kartini and created her image as the socialist woman. One of the communist newspapers reported that Kartini day was celebrated in all Indonesian Embassies in socialist countries, According to the data from media, since the period of 1950-1964, Kartini Day has been celebrated with several competitions, such as making handicraft, domestic skill, and running competition for the women wearing kebaya. The traditions can still be found until
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