I like to wish all my friends celebrating a Selamat Hari Raya Aidilfitri. A month of fasting is no easy feat and sure hope that it was a great month for you! Time to enjoy the festivities with your friends and family and be safe!
Maaf Zahir & Batin
Wishing everyone a Happy Deepavali. Its a great time to get together with family and friends, enjoy the festivities and the fantastic food that goes with it!
I don’t know if its just me, but it seems that less and less people are celebrating the festivals like we used too. I personally feel that its important for us to celebrate like we used too, lets not let the spirit die off and while you are at it, invite your friends to enjoy the festivities with you and your family as well!
If you are driving , drive safe and be safe if fireworks come into play
Thaipusam commemorates both the birthday of Lord Murugan (also Subramaniam), the youngest son of Shiva and Parvati, and the occasion when Parvati gave Murugan a vel (lance) so he could vanquish the evil demon Soorapadma. Falling on the 8th of February, Thaipusam for years has been a big festival in Malaysia with a more diverse crowd being spotted from year to year.
You want a spectacle of Thaipusam, you definitely have to visit the various temples around the country that devotee’s flock to pay their respects to lord Muruga. I was in Penang a few years ago and the Chinese friends who paird homage were as many as the indians. You can even spot Caucasian amongst the crowd if your lucky!
To add icing to the cake, for the first time ever..Thaipusam is a national holiday! Happy Thaipusam!
Delirium would like to wish all my friends a Selamat Hari Raya Aidiladha! I hope you have a good Aidiladha and since its a holiday for everyone in Malaysia, i hope you have a nice holiday with family and friends. I was not 100% sure of what Aidiladha was and i know! Its no excuse not too. Every Malaysian should know the significant of the festivals our dear friends celebrate to appreciate it even more so below is a good write up of what Hari Raya Aidiladha is all about!
Apart from Aidilfitri, the festival most grandly celebrated by Muslims the world over is Aidiladha. In Malaysia, it is more commonly known as Hari Raya Korban or Hari Raya Haji and a public holiday is observed. Continue reading »
Thaipusam this year is celebrated in Malaysia this year on the 23rd of January.It falls on the full moon of the Tamil month of Thai, Pusam refers to a star that is at its highest point during the festival. It is celebrated very large scale in Malaysia,Singapore and Mauritius. Generally people take a vow to offer a kavadi to the Lord for purpose of tiding over or averting a great calamity.
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