Monday, November 20, 2006

In my country the days we celebrate are... Malaysia

As a multi-racial country, we have a lot to celebrate and leads to a lot of holidays too. We celebrate our festivals together regardless of race or religion.

We have this tradition of having "open house"(visiting friends and families, visiting from house to house). Visitors are served with food and drinks and hangout together. Usually it's not open to strangers but only to people that we know. If someone we know bring stranger(s) along, it's OK, they are very much welcome :) as long that we know the one that bring them along. It's just common sense, I'm sure you don't want to let strangers come into your house. *LOL*

However, there are always public "open house" organised by our Prime Minister, ministers etc. at stadiums and halls. Some even used their own house if their house is big enough to accomodate the public. Usually we have "open house" during Chinese New Year, Hari Raya Aidilfitri, Gawai/Keamatan(harvest festival), Deepavali and Christmas.

Every part of Malaysia has different celebration. Some parts celebrate them, some don't. There are two types of holidays in Malaysia. They are National and State levels holidays. National holidays are normally observed by most government and private organization. State holidays are normally only observed by certain states in Malaysia or when it is relevant to the state itself. First and third Saturday of the month is a public holiday. Government agencies will be closed on those days. You can visit this site for our calender. This one is helpful too, this is where I got my content from.

So... Christmas is coming soon! YAY! :P Nothing much, just another public holiday heheheh... a rest day.

Posted by, Sweet Surrender


Blogger Jock said...

Wow, these "open houses" must be amazing! :)

2:26 PM  
Anonymous Irene said...

We always look forward to it :) It's the time to celebrate together as a nation.

3:51 PM  
Blogger Rebelde said...

A town with Open house Parties sounds like the kind of town I'd like to be in. I'm sure it's a good way to meet people and stay in touch with old and new friends

6:29 PM  
Anonymous Irene said...

That's the way we celebrate :)

3:40 PM  

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