Youth Pledge Day

Today is Youth Pledge Day (Hari Sumpah Pemuda), so I’m so excited to share about it to you, my friend. It was one of big event in Indonesia history.


The Youth Pledge (Indonesian: Sumpah Pemuda) was a declaration made on 28 October 1928 by young Indonesian nationalist in The Second Youth Congress. They proclaimed three ideals, one motherland, one nation and one language.
The first Indonesian youth congress was held in Batavia, capital of the Dutch East Indies in 1926. It produced no formal decisions but did promote the idea of a united Indonesia.
In October 1928, the second Indonesian youth congress was held at three different locations. In the first session, the hope was expressed that the congress would inspire the feeling of unity. The second, saw discussion about educational issues, and the third (final session) on October 28, 1928 participants heard the future Indonesian national anthem Indonesia Raya by Wage Rudolf Supratman. The congress closed with a reading of the youth pledge.

The Pledge,
In Indonesian, with the original spelling:
Kami poetra dan poetri Indonesia, mengakoe
bertoempah darah jang satoe, tanah air Indonesia.

Kami poetra dan poetri Indonesia, mengakoe
berbangsa jang satoe, bangsa Indonesia.

Kami poetra dan poetri Indonesia, mendjoendjoeng
bahasa persatoean, bahasa Indonesia.

In English:

We the sons and daughters of Indonesia,
acknowledge one motherland, Indonesia.

We the sons and daughters of Indonesia, acknowledge
one nation, the nation of Indonesia.

We the sons and daughters of Indonesia, respect
the language of unity, Bahasa Indonesia.

As an Indonesian, I’m so proud of young Indonesian who declared Youth Pledge. They were great youth of Indonesia.

I thought, if they didn’t proclaim the three ideals, I can’t imagine how we can unite the diversity here. Indonesia has 34 province, rich cultures, 714 languages approximately and so on.

The youth pledge has united us become one. One motherland, one nation and one language. Alhamdulillah!  ❤

Thank you for reading!

I’m a Sundanese. I speak Basa Sunda or Bahasa Indonesia in my days. So, English is my third and Arabic as my forth language (Not so fluent, just love a lot to learn other languages).


  • Wikipedia
  • Book of Indonesian history



27 thoughts on “Youth Pledge Day”

  1. Unity is a great thing my sister! As long as nationalists don’t oppress people to forget their cultures specifities to become part of the national unity.

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  2. Nice to know about it my Sister! Thanks for sharing! Wow you speak quite many languages! My Native language is Hindi and English is my second language ! I am not fluent in any other language except it ! 😀 You are writing in your third language ! Proud of you!

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    1. It was my pleasure to share about Indonesia history, sis. Alhamdulillah, I have big interest to learn other languages, very nice, Sis. Yes, many Indonesian people can speak more than 2 languages. Because we have our mother tribal language, and national language. In schools, we also learn English, Arabic, and in other schools, students learn Japanese, Korean,Germany, etc. Your English is great, dear. Here, I can’t use it in my daily life, he..he. I only use it in my blog and some other social medias. Thank you for your nice comment, my lovely sis!

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    1. Ameen,, thank you so much for your prayer, sister!
      And I’m sorry for my lack response! I’ve read your comment as well n I totally forgot to reply.

      Hope you’re always in good health n high faith! 💝 Ameen!


    1. Wa’alaikumussalam my sis. I thank you for the nomination. You’re too nice to chose me as one of your nominees. But, I’m worried if I can’t post it, because I’ve declared my blog as free award blog. Once again thank you so much for your trust! ❤ Congratulation for your award!

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    1. It was my pleasure, sister Sumaira! In this month, Indonesia has other great day, sis. Insya Allah I’ll post about it next Tuesday. Thank you for reading n commenting. I respect your interest to learn the different holidays from other countries. That’s so nice! 🙂

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      1. Yes – I think we ought to come together with love in ten for the upcoming year- what do you think -Ready for a second round in 2016? Let me know -I’d love to join in again had a blast last time…Many blessing with love and hugs right back sis…

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