2 October is Indonesia's National Batik Day. The EU Ambassador to Indonesia and Brunei Vincent Guérend, the EU Ambassador to ASEAN Francisco Fontan as well as staff of both the EU Delegation to Indonesia and the EU Mission to ASEAN, celebrated this special day by wearing batik.
National Batik Day is celebrated each year on 2 October to mark the date in 2009 when Indonesian batik was inscribed on UNESCO's List of Intangible Cultural Heritage (ICH) of Humanity.
In the past, the EU had provided support to Indonesia in its effort to promote the production and consumption of eco-friendly batik. For more info about the EU-funded "Clean Batik Initiative" project, access: http://www.switch-asia.eu/projects/clean-batik-initiative/