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 a gala affair, filled with pomp and pageantry.
Grand celebrations are held all over the nation, marked by parades, processions, stage performances, competitions and fascinating fireworks display. In Kuala Lumpur, where the major events of the celebrations take place, the Merdeka Square becomes the focal point where the various races, corporate citizens, government bodies and other communities joins hands with the King, the Prime Minister and his Cabinet members in a show of solidarity and national unity.
KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA- 31ST AUGUST 2016 : Merdeka day celebration is held in commemoration of Malaysia’s Independence Day at Dataran Merdeka; one of the most colorful events celebrated annually.