Major Holidays:

New Year's Day
Hari Raya Puasa
Chinese New Year
Wesak Day
Kaamatan Festival
Gawai Festival
Festival of San Pedro
Flora Festival
Malaysia Festival
Mooncake Festival



Hari Raya Puasa

Hari Raya Puasa is a celebration marking the end of a Muslim month of fasting and abstinence, Ramadan. It is a special occasion for Muslims. Hari Raya Puasa officially begins at the sighting of the moon on the day before the next month on the Muslim calendar, Syawal. The first moon of the month of Syawal is sighted by religious elders in the late evening from several vantage points in Malaysia. The festival actually begins the following day, ushered in by prayers at the mosque early in the morning, and a visit to the cemetery to pray for the departed souls of loved ones. Then, of course, comes the feast.


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