NEVER ENDING CELEBRATION OF MALAYSIA
HARI RAYA AIDIL FITRI
8-9 January 2000
27-28 December 2000
A day of festivity for Muslims all over the
world as they celebrate the end of Ramadan or the fasting month. The day begins with
prayers followed by the custom of asking forgiveness from family members.
Visitors will have the opportunity to witness
a vast variety of clothing items, dried foodstuff and foodduring the month of Ramadan.
21 January 2000
A day when all Hindus pay homage to Lord
Subramanian, the six headed God whose most popular adobe is, Batu Caves, a unique
limestone formation situated towards the north of Kuala Lumpur.
Visitors flock to temples to witness the
colourful kavadis carried by devotees with skewers pierced though their bodies as penance.
CHINESE NEW YEAR
5-6 February 2000
A day of joy for Chinese all over the world
as they partake in tradition of giving ang pows, oranges and having lion dance to
HARI RAYA AIDIL-ADHA
16 March 2000
This day connotes the conclusion of the
annual pilgrimage to Mecca. Prayers are offered followed by the distribution of meat to
18 May 2000
is the most auspicious day in the Buddhist
calendar as it marks the birth, enlightenment and death of Buddha.
SABAH KAAMATAN FESTIVAL
30-31 May 2000
A harvest festival celebrated by the Kadazans
and Dusuns to offer thanksgiving for a bountiful harvest. The highlight include a beauty
pageant, cultural dances and rituals culminating in a thanksgiving ceremony performed by a
SARAWAK GAWAI FESTIVAL
1-2 July 2000
Similar to the Sabah Kaamantan Festival, here
the Ibans and Bidayuhs celebrate the end of the padi harvesting season with much merry
making, dancing and drinking of 'tuak', a potent rice wine.
31 August 2000
The joyous day when Malaysia achieved its
Independence. Celebrations are held thoughout Malaysia. In Kuala Lumpur, Merdeka Square
remains a nostalgic spot where joyfull cries of 'Merdeka' were first uttered by Malaysia's
first Prime Minister.
26 October 2000
A day enjoyed by Hindus, the Festival of
Lights i.e Deepavali signifies the triumph of good over evil.
25 December 2000
Celebrate all over the world as the day when
baby Jesus was born. A day of festivity for Christians.