Chinese Rice Dumpling Festival

Chung or Chinese Rice Dumpling Festival is celebrated by the Chinese which falls on the fifth day of the fifth lunar month. The Chung festival is celebrated in remembrance of chinese scholar and poet ci yuan. According to the legend, he committed suicide in protest against the emperor’s oppression of the people. He then, tied a … Read more

Prophet Muhammad’s Birthday

Prophet Muhammad was born in 571 A.D. All over the Muslim world the Prophet’s birthday is celebrated on a large scale. However, the festival is not celebrated with merriment and feasting but rather on a solemn note and a spiritual tone. Verses from the Holy Quran are recited. It is a day of obligation for … Read more

Merdeka 31st August

On the 31st of August 1957, Malaysia gained its independence from British rule. Annually on this day the nation’s citizens celebrate Merdeka (which means independence). Merdeka Day celebrations in Malaysia is participated by one and all, the old and the young, with the great sense of patriotism to the king and the country. It is … Read more

Hungry Ghost Festival

This festival is celebrated by Buddhists and Taoists on the 15th day of the seventh lunar month. It is believed that the Gates of Hell are opened on this day and all the hungry imprisoned spirits rush out in search of food. There are many tales associated with the festival but perhaps the most Interesting … Read more

Lantern Festival

This festival celebrates the victory of the Chinese in bringing about the demise of the Mongol overlords during the Yuan dynasty.In falls on the 15th day of the eight lunar month, about two weeks before or after 23 September-when the moon ia atits brightest.When planning the revolution, mooncakes were used as a means of communication. … Read more

Nine Emperor Gods Festival

The Festival of the Nine Emperor Gods falls on the ninth day of the ninth moon in the Chinese lunar calendar. Devotees flock to the temples throughout the country for this religious festival. The Nine Emperor Gods are part of a spirit-medium cult known locally as ‘Jieu Hwang Yeh’. These Nine Deities are believed to … Read more