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FESTIVALS OF MALAYSIA

Malaysia is a country of multi-ethnic society practising multi-culturalism and multi-religion. Each ethnic group practises its own religion and belief which means various festivals are celebrated throughout the year. These festivals are usually celebrated either nationwide or at state level. "Open house" concept is practised almost all the festivals, which means inviting relatives and friends to partake in the food and festivity occasion. Some of these festivals are public holidays.

  Date varies each year as each festival is based on their own calendar systems.
   
 
Month Festival 2011 States
20 January Thaipusam Johor, Negeri
Perak, Penang, Selangor only
3-5 February
Chinese New Year
All
15 February * The Prophet Muhammad Birthday All
17 February Chap Goh Mei -
22 April
Good Friday
Sabah. Sarawak
17 May
All
May
Labuan,Sabah
1 June
Sarawak
30-31
August *
Hari Raya Puasa
All
September
-
October
-
26 October
West Malaysia
6 November * Hari Raya Haji All
November  27 *
All
December  25
All
 
Note : * subject to change
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