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When moving around Indonesia, I have noticed that some houses have this sign sometimes:

Strange items seen in Indonesia

What does it mean? Is it just a decoration or does it have some meaning?

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A blog post about the topic: thedailyroar.com/culture/… –  Relaxed Dec 29 '13 at 20:39

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The best I can figure this there is a party of some sort going on at the house that arrow is pointing to. The Janur Kuning is traditional ornaments, not to be confused with the Movie under the same name, that appear to designate the house where a celebration or a ceremony takes place.

The particular image that you posted is also visible on Wikipedia's French Page for Party. Most commonly I found this type of symbol to be referring to or used in conjunction with a wedding.

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Yeah, the sign even says "Pillun & Anah" –  Will Dec 27 '13 at 3:51

its kind of traditional ornament when some one get married

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Hi, it sounds concise, but maybe you can explain a little bit more, like what it represents regarding marriage. –  Vince Apr 3 at 7:45

It is put up in front of the bride's house before the wedding.

UPDATE: As I was asked for reference... I am currently staying in Indonesia and showed the picture to my local friends. They told me about the meaning. I also asked whether it's just common here in Java (because in indonesia every region has it's own traditions), and they replied it is common in all of indonesia.

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Welcoem to Travel.SE! Care to elaborate? We really like answers to provide some backing, or references if possible - more than just a short sentence :) –  Mark Mayo Dec 27 '13 at 13:09

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