Tuesday, June 14, 2011

festival in malaysia

Malaysia has several really interesting festivals and when you travel around,
make sure you get the dates of some of the festivals so you can enjoy them to the fullest.Although Malaysia is a Muslim country it is tolerant to other religions.While you travelling in Malaysia,it is very well possible you will join in one or another festival.There are many festival in Malaysia like Hari Raya Aidilfitri,Hari Raya Haji,Happy deepavali,Chinese New year and many more.

Hari Raya Aidilfitri celebrated on 1 Syawal.The festival is also known as Hari Raya Puasa,Hari Raya Fitrah and Hari Lebaran.The festival is celebrated by muslims around the world to mark the end of Ramadhan which muslims had to undergo rituals of fasting to diligently.We can find the beginning of this festivals in two ways,namely 'rukyah'(see the moon) or a measure (count).If the rukyah,when the moon appears,this marked the beginning of the month of Syawal.In Malaysia,the moon will be observed by the officer on duty in the afternoon till dusk in a few stratergic places.Well knownsymbol of the festive is 'ketupat'.Ketupat is a special blend that is still served today.Ketupat is the steamed rice in coconut leaves woven or Palas leaves and often serves with rendang.The other which includes bamboo cylinder,rice cake,dodoland kuih raya.The traditional costume of Hari Raya is 'Baju Melayu' that worn by men in malaysia.The clothes is equipped with a 'songkok' and embroidered on the waist circumference.Women wear Baju Kurung and Baju Kebaya.

In Malaysia, Deepavali is celebrated on the seventh month ofHindu solar calendar and made a federal holiday in the morningMalaysia.Pada Deepavali, Hindus will undergo a bath oil that symbolizes the cleansing of body and spirit. After purificationupucara symbolizing a new beginning, Hindus would visit theshrine where the statue of Hindu god is garlanded with a garlandbunga.Pada front of the house of the hindu decorative "ponds",delicate floral decorations drawn on the ground that are usuallymade ​​from grains of various colors will be placed. Ornamental"pool" is a symbol of worship of the god Lakshmi, the Goddess ofWealth is believed to visit their homes with decorative "pond" infront of the house. "pool" is a religious ceremony for the devoteesHindu.Hari also known as Deepavali and Divali Diwali is a festivalcelebrated by all Hindu devoteesacross the the world and is aholiday in Malaysia.Perayaan Deepavali is celebrated on the 14th day of the calendar month in Tamil Aipasi ( between October andNovember )and is also known as the festival is markedcahaya.Perayaan the victory of good against evil forces, and thedismantling of spiritual darkness. Symbolically, Deepavali marks the return of the spirit of goodwill and faith after a long hiatus, astold in the Ramayana.

Chinese New Year is the most important festivals to celebrate the Chinese New Year in Chinese lunar calendar. Chinese lunarcalendar is divided into cycles of 12 years and was named after the Chinese New haiwan.Tahun symbolizes the beginning, the starting point in the fate and life. Before the day of the new yearbegins, relatives far away will come back together. House iscleaned and all debts collected or paid for them are not alwayssurrounded by a new debt during the year. Burned firecrackers at midnight to mark the beginning of a new year and to repel thegnome and the bad luck. The houses are decorated with orangeas a symbol of cheap food, flowers and lemon trees.Chinese New Year is celebrated with a dinner and cake basketsyee sang. Families will eat traditional dishes such as large duck,smoked meats, sausages, sticky rice cakes, and oranges. Young people will be visiting the elderly and receive ang pau money in a red envelope to symbolize good fortune, which is given by thefamilies of those who are still unmarried. Dragon or lion danceparade will be held, with floats, accompanied by the sound of drums. Fifteen days after the Chinese New Year, Chinese New Year celebration of Chap Goh terminated with a preferredMei.Pemakaian red color is often used during Chinese New Yearbecause red is believed to frighten evil spirits and bad luck.Additionally, those who wear new clothes from head to toe in turn symbolizes a new beginning in the new year.

Festival in Malaysia is a very interesting festival because it can be observed by anyone even though of different races and religions, but must have limitations that must be maintained and respected so that the festival is celebrated to be well received by all of society.This can strengthen the spirit of national unity in Malaysia. festivalsin Malaysia to become an example to other countries as well as topromote the country internationally.