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Awal Muharam

Awal Muharram (also called Maal Hijrah) is a celebration of the beginning of the Islamic New Year for Muslims community in Malaysia. Muharram, derived from the word haram, which means sinful, is a month considered most sacred of all besides the month of Ramadan. During this time, Muslims are forbidden to fight; hence, a time of mourning and peace. Islamic calendar also known as al-Hijrah as
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Deepavali

Deepavali, or Diwali, is a biggest festival celebrated by all Hindus community in Malaysia. The festival is to commemorate Lord Rama and his wife, Sita’s return to Ayodhya after his 14-year exile. It was a dark night when they first returned hence his people lit their houses with little lamps (diyas) so that Rama and Sita could find their way. For some Hindus, Deepavali
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Hari Raya Haji

Hari Raya Haji (hajj celebration day) is an event observed by large Muslims community in Malaysia and all over the world to commemorate the willingness of Ibrahim to obey Allah’s command to sacrifice his son Ismail. As Ibrahim was about to perform, Allah stopped him and revealed that it was a faith test upon him, and Ismail was replaced by a ram instead. And
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Malaysia Day

Malaysia Day is a national day held on September 16 every year to commemorate the establishment of the Malaysian federation on the same date in 1963. It marked the joining together of Malaya, Sabah (formerly North Borneo), Sarawak, and Singapore to form Malaysia.The formation of the new federation was planned to occur on June 1, 1963, but was later postponed to August 31, 1963,
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Merdeka Day

The 31st August is a National Public Holiday to commemorate and celebrate the freedom of Malaysia from British colonization. Malaysia or formerly known as Federation of Malaya gained its independence from British on 31st August 1975.


Hari Raya AidilFitri

Hari Raya Aidilfitri is one of a biggest religious holiday celebrated by Muslims community in Malaysia. Hari Raya literally means ‘celebration day’, and Hari Raya Aidilfitri is the day that marks the end of Ramadan, the Islamic fasting month.  


Nuzul Al-Quran

Nuzul al-Quran or the commemoration of the revelation of the Holy Quran falls on the 17th of Ramadhan according to Islamic calendar each year. In Malaysia, it is one of the highlight events during the fasting month of holy month. The holy text of al-Quran was revealed on 17th Ramadhan, which fell on 6th August in the Gregorian year of 610. On that day
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Agong’s Birthday

Agong’s birthday is a national day for Malaysia, which is celebrated on the first saturday of the month of June each year.


Wesak Day

Wesak, also spelt Vesak, is a day celebrated by Buddhists community in Malaysia as well as around the world. The term Vesak comes from the name of a month in the Indian calendar. Wesak Day is one of the most important festivals in the Buddhist calendar as it commemorates three significant events in Gautama Buddha’s life: namely his birthday, his enlightenment and his passing away. During this festival,
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Labour Day

Labour Day on 1st May each year is a national holiday for Malaysia, as well as for more than 80 other countries around the world. Historically, Labour Day is a celebration of the economic and social achievements of workers, including the establishment of the 8-hour day in many countries during the 1800s.