Sunday, 27 November 2011

Festivals Celebrated In Malaysia


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.


Christians go to church. They also exchange presents.


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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