Indonesia’s annual exodus starts ahead of Eid Al-Fitr festivities

JAKARTA: Aditya Nugraha, a 21-year-old Indonesian, was traveling from the capital city of Jakarta to his hometown of Palembang on Sumatra island, over 500 km (310 miles) away, to celebrate the Islamic holiday of Eid Al-Fitr this week.
The festival, also called Lebaran in Indonesia, marks the end of the holy month of Ramadan. It falls on Wednesday this year and the entire week will be celebrated by more than 220 million people in Indonesia, which has one of the world’s largest Muslim populations.