You can meet the King and Queen of Malaysiapersonally. This is your chance to shake hands withthem, as well as take pictures at the Istana Negara. Malaysians have this great tradition which is called"open-house", a warm showing of what is known asMalaysian hospitality. It does not even matter if you do not know your hosts!Just wish them ‘Selamat Hari Raya’ and enjoy theglorious feast prepared for this celebration.
Dress code for those who wish to pay theirrespects to the King and the Prime Ministeris either formal, smart casual or long-sleevedbatik. Hari Raya Aidilfitri is the most joyful ofMuslim celebrations celebrated afterRamadhan, the fasting month. This is also the time when Muslimsworking in the towns and cities make anexodus for their kampung or villages. Special prayers are held in mosques and itis a season when Muslims ask for forgivenessfrom their family members and friends. Muslims will be dressed in new traditionalclothes on this special day.
* Celebration lasts for 15 days beginning fromthe first day of the Chinese lunar calendar.* A visit to the temple to seek the blessings ofthe God of Prosperity - giving of ang pow orred packets - money by parents to their children- among relatives - well wishers.* Giving away of mandarin oranges is intendedas a symbol of prosperity and good luck for therecipients.* Another feature is a traditional lion dance.
• Open houses are also held during this happycelebration.• Red is the colour of the day.• Red is most auspicious because it symbolisesluck and prosperity.• Dont wear black because it is usuallyassociated with mourning.
☻Deepavali is celebrated universally by Hindus and isobserved as a public holiday in Malaysia.☻This festival falls between the month of October andNovember, the fourteenth day of the Tamil month ofAipasi.☻It is also known to many as the Festival of Lights.☻The word “Deepavali” derives from the combinationof the words ‘Dipa’ and ‘Gavali’, the former meaning‘light’ and the latter meaning ‘a row’.☻Thus symbolizing the rows of lights that can be seenat the houses of Hindu celebrants.
☻As light dispels darkness, this festival symbolizesthe victory of good over evil.☻At the dawn of Deepavali, Hindus perform the ritualoil bath which signifies a cleansing of the body andsoul.☻Following this symbolic rite in purification whichmarks a new beginning, devotees visit the templewhere shrines of Hindu deities are encircled withflower garlands.
Θ Wesak Day is celebrated throughout the world tocommemorate and honor the Birthday of Lord Buddha.Θ The birth, enlightenment and death of Buddha.Θ Celebrations begin before dawn in temples throughoutthe country.Θ Buddhist devotees will gather in temples throughout thecountry to release doves and to offer prayers.Θ Wesak is also an occasion to offer alms to monks andgive free meals to the needy.
Wesak Day Celebration - 19 May 2008 Lord BuddhaΘ Buddhists observe the birth, enlightenment and passing ofLord Buddha.Θ Religious offerings and rituals such as bathing of theBuddha, chanting of holy scriptures, lighting of joss sticksand ordination of monks usually take place in Buddhisttemples.
۩ Celebrated on the 10th month of the Hinducalendar, Thaipusam, which falls in January orFebruary each year, is a day of penance andthanksgiving for Hindus.۩ The festival is celebrated in honour of LordMuruga and Hindus believe that sins can becleansed during Thaipusam.۩ Many devotees carry kavadis - ornate framessupported by metal spikes and hooks inserted into theirbodies- without blood being let.۩ Thousands of fresh coconuts are also smashed alongthe route of the procession.
۩ Many who take part in the festival preparethemselves by cleansing their bodies throughfasting and abstinence, usually observing avegetarian diet for a certain period of time.۩ On the eve of the festival, the image of LordMuruga, on a be jewelled silver chariot, is pull alongby 2 bulls.۩ As the traditional abode of Lord Muruga is a hill ormountain, in Kuala Lumpur this grand processionculminates at Batu Caves where many devoteescarry the image of Lord Muruga up 272 steps to thetemple cave.
• MENGUNJUNG KE TEMPAT IBADAT MASING-MASING PADA PAGI PERAYAAN MASING- MASING• MENGADAKAN RUMAH TERBUKA • DIANGGAP SEBAGAI HARI YANG MULIA OLEH SETIAP KAUM
PERBEZAAN MELAYU CINA INDIAPAKAIAN BAJU MELAYU SHIONG SHAM DHOTI & & BAJU SAREE KURUNGMAKANAN KETUPAT BUAH MURUKKU LEMANG MANDARINBULAN SYAWAL FEBRUARY AIPASIMAKSUD DIRAIKAN MENYAMBUT MENGELAKKA SEMPENA DENGAN N KEGELAPAN AKHIRNYA HARAPAN DAN BULAN LAHIRNYA MENYAMBUT RAMADHAN. NASIB BAIK. KECERAHAN DALAM HIDUP.
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