New Year's Eve fireworks displays or even trumpet music are morally degenerate means of ushering in 2012, according to officials in Indonesia's strictly Islamic Aceh province.
How should the Acehnese celebrate? They shouldn't, provincial headmen proclaimed, according to the Jakarta Post. Concerts, fireworks and the blowing of trumpets were all officially banned during celebrations in Aceh.
The Acehnese people would be better off "staying at home, reciting the Koran and praying for betterment next year,” an official told the newspaper.