Festivals often result in a public holiday at either the state or national level, making Malaysia the only Southeast Asian country with the most number of public holidays. If you total them all up, it’s 50!
What are the festivals in Malaysia?
Hari Raya is one of the most prominent festivals celebrated in Malaysia, as the majority of the population residing in Malaysia follows Islam. Hari Raya is celebrated during the 9th month of the lunar calendar for a period of one month.
How many festivals are there?
Indian Festivals Calendar 2021
|August||Onam||Begins on 23rd August|
|August||Ganesh Chaturthi||10th September|
|October||Navratri||From 7th to 14th October|
|October||Durga Puja||15th October|
What happens on Malaysia Day?
Malaysia Day marks the joined day of Malaya, North Borneo, Sarawak and Singapore to form Malaysia. The Federation of Malaya Agreement was signed by the representatives of the British government, the Federation of Malaya, Sabah, Sarawak and Singapore to form Malaysia on the 31st of August.
Who colonized Malaysia?
After that, Malaya fell into the hands of the Dutch in 1641 and British in 1824 through the Anglo–Dutch Treaty. British colonization was the longest compared to others. The British had integrated all the Malayan administration which was previously managed by the Malay Rulers with the help of state dignitaries.