Christmas

The birth of christ is celebrated by christians in malaysia in the true traditional style. Most christians homes are decorated with festoon and coloured lights and the Christmas tree is a must! young christians go carolling days before Christmas day to usher in the yuletide spirit. Churches hold midnight masses on the eve of Christmas. … Read more

Hari Raya Aidiladha

Hari Raya Haji or Aidiladha is celebrated towards the end of the haj pilgrimage. Performing the haj, which is the fifth pillar of Islam is obligatory for Muslims who are affluent. In Malaysia and other Muslim countries throughout the world, the rationale of this festival is to rejoice and remind the individual of the revelation … Read more

Thaiponggol

In malaysia, Thaiponggol is a Harvest Festival celebrated out of season because it is fixed in the hindu calendar. Tamils celebrate this festival around the second week of january. While it is still dark, farmers rise and cook some of the newly harvested grain. Ponggol is the presentation of the cooked harvested grain to the … Read more

Chap Goh Mei

Chap Goh Mei is a hokkien term for the 15th night of the new year. The day is celebrated with a big bang. On this day, firecrakers are let off and the din fills the air throughout the night. It is a day for prayers and offerings signifying the end of Chinese New Year celebratings. … Read more

Chinese New Year

This is the most important festival of the chinese community and it lasts for a full two weeks! it begins with a reunion dinner which is traditional for every member of the family to attend. Chinese New Year is the time when spirits are appeared and offerings are made to gods. It is a boisterous … Read more

Hari Raya Aidilfitri

After a month of fasting during the month of ramadan, muslims celebrate the first day of syawal which is the tenth month of the muslim calendar with joyous enthusiasm. This is a major festival for muslims and they usher in the day with prayers in mosques and remembering their departed loved ones. It is also … Read more