12 Malaysian Holidays – What Celebrations and Special Occasions Are in Malaysia?

Malaysia is always the country where most holidays are. It is a fact that the number of national holidays is only thirteen days, compared to Thailand, a total of 14 days.

The National Holidays below are in Malaysia: –

1 – New Year's Day

New Year's Day is the first day of the year. This is a celebration except for all states except Johor, Kedah, Kelantan, Perlis and Terengganu

2 – Chinese New Year

Chinese New Year is the most important and longest celebration of Chinese The so-called "Spring Festival". The celebration usually falls between January and February.

3 – Muhammad's Prophet's Birthday

Prophet Muhammad is celebrating his birthday in February. Prophet Muhammad is a respectable icon in the Muslim society. However, some Muslims do not accept birthday celebrations and consider this as a religious innovation.

4 – Workday

On May 1 we celebrate Hari Buru. This day is celebrated as a day of commemoration and recognition of work, workers and trade unions.

5 – Wesak Day

Wesak Day or Buddha birthday is usually celebrated by Buddhists in May. The purpose of the celebration is to bring happiness and joy to the less fortunate. Additionally, devotees serve vegetarian dishes in the temple.

6 – Yang di-Pertuan Agong's birthday

Yang di-Pertuan Agong's birthday is celebrated on the first Saturday of June. In Malaysia, Yang di-Pertuan Agong refers to the king. As part of the celebration, the king respects the outstanding members of the public.

7 – National Day

The "Hari Merdeka" or "Independence Day" on August 31. The national holiday is a celebration free of British colonization. As part of the celebration, various organizations organize parades and performances. Hari Raya Puasa

Hari Raya Puasa is the "Forget and Forgive" festival celebrated by Muslims. On the first day, Muslims wear new clothes and pray in the mosque and visit the tombs of relatives. Then it will be an "open house" to serve all sorts of delicacies.

9 – Deepavali

Deepavali is the "Light Festival" celebrated between October and November by the Hindus. New beginnings are the oil bath rituals to overcome the sins of the past and the bad luck. This is a national holiday except Labuan and Sarawak.

Hari Raya Haji

Hari Raya Haji is an important celebration of Muslims as the Son of memory of Ibrahim's willingness as obedience to God. On this day, domestic animals like cows or goats sacrifice to all families. The meat is distributed equally to the family, relatives, friends and the poor.

11 – Awal Muharram

Awal Muharram is also known as Hijrah, a calendar. This is the time when Prophet Muhammad and Muslims migrated to the city, Madina

12 – Christmas

The birth of Christmas Christ, which Christians celebrate on 25 December each year. At Christmas, Christians wear new clothes for midnight service. On Christmas Day it is time to gather family members. There was also a celebration and a friendly exchange of gifts.

Holidays in Malaysia may sometimes be confusing for some national holidays that are only applied in certain states and the dates of each holiday are not recorded. It may be changing.

Source by CN Pong

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