Sunday, 27 November 2011

Festivals Celebrated In Malaysia

Deepavali

Deepavali is also known as Diwali, which also means "row of lamps".
The Hindus also call it "The Festival of Lights". It signifies the triumph of good over evil, light over darkness.






Chirstmas



Christians go to church. They also exchange presents.






Thaipusam



The Hindus pray to Lord Subramanian and carry the Kavadi.








Hari Gawai



Harvest festival for the Ibans and Dayaks in Sarawak.





Hari Keamatan



The Kadazans in Sabah celebrate this harvest festival.




Wesak Day



The Buddhists have a float procession. Many people release birds from cages after offering prayers.



Mooncake Festival



Children carry lanterns at night and eat special cakes filled with bean paste.




Chinese New Year


Children pay respect to their parents and they are given red packets.





Hari Raya Aidilftri


Children ask for forgiveness from their parents. Visiting guests are served ketupat, rendang and satay.





Fiesta San Pedrol


It is only carnival celebrated by the local Portuguese-Eurasian community of Malacca. It falls on the 29th of June to commemorate the feast of St.Peter, the patron saint of fishermen. It is filled with colour, fun and gaiety.

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