Since this year Batik is the official heritage of Indonesia. After a long struggle with Malaysia about this craft, Indonesia can finally say "Batik is ours!".
To celebrate, they made October 2nd Batik day. Everyone wears Batik on Batik Day, I even heard people getting discount on flying because they were wearing Batik on Batik Day!
And I'm really happy they decided to celebrate Batik Day on my birthday!
When I told people in Indonesia that my birthday was also on October 2nd, they said it must be meant to be for me to learn about Batik!