Jakarta (ANTARA) - President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) and First Lady Iriana celebrated Eid al-Adha on Thursday at the Yogyakarta Presidential Palace and spent some time greeting the community around the palace.

After performing the Eid al-Adha prayer, the head of state along with his two grandchildren -- Sedah Mirah Nasution and Panembahan Al Nahyan Nasution -- came out of the Agung Building of the Yogyakarta Presidential Palace.

The head of state took along his two grandchildren for a stroll in the front yard of the palace.

On seeing several people in front of the palace, President Jokowi walked towards them and greeted them.

The president took selfies with some of them.

One of them was Ica, a grade four student from Malang, East Java, who was on vacation in Yogyakarta.

Ica admitted that she was surprised and elated to have met President Jokowi in person.

"I am delighted to have met Mr Jokowi for the first time in person. I want to be great like him," Ica said excitedly.

Ica's mother, Feni, also admitted that she was very happy to meet the president, saying that Jokowi is her inspiration.

"Mr Jokowi's role in Indonesia is extraordinary. New toll roads are everywhere, and going anywhere becomes closer. I am a big fan of him," Feni remarked.

On this occasion, President Jokowi handed over assistance to traders in the Malioboro area.

Ali, one of the traders, expressed his gratitude for the assistance provided.

"Alhamdulillah (Thank God), I am really happy. Thank you for helping the traders and the people," Ali remarked.

Earlier, President Jokowi and First Lady Iriana performed the Eid al-Adha prayer in the yard of the Yogyakarta Presidential Palace.

President Jokowi occupied the front line, while the first lady was at the women's congregation on the left.

The president sat next to Constitutional Court (MK) Chief Justice Anwar Usman, who is also his brother-in-law.

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Editor: Sri Haryati
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