Celebrate New Year with Malay Folks, Malaysia
Several Festivals and celebrations prevail in Pahang very often because the state, being part of Malaysia, we can’t deny the fact that it is gracefully designed comprising multi-racial, multi-cultural and multi-religious, with a dedicated government safeguarding freedom of religion for all.
In fact, the main festivals of all the major races in Malaysia have been highly dignified into national festivals.
National holidays are approved as festivals enabling all citizens of the country to enjoy themselves, irrespective of which race or religion. Visit Pahang and experience the festivals, book an online bus from Redbus, road journeys are always enduring and decreases your travel worries.
Visit during New Year- in Pahang and the rest of Malaysia witness official New Year and celebrates nationally on the 1st of January every year. Incredibly, various people celebrate their new year based on their religious dates. Likewise,
● The Malay Muslims- celebrate their New Year on the 1st of Muharram the Islamic lunar calendar.
● The Chinese in Pahang and Malaysia- the New Year usually celebrated in the month of January or February according to the Gregorian calendar.
● The Tamil Hindus- the New Year is called Varusha Pirappu. The Tamil people believe that on the day of New Year Lord Brahma, began his divine work.
● Malays of Thai origin- celebrate their New Year along with a festival known as "Songkran" (New Year and Water Festival). During this period, folks get wet with water sprays or bathed with water.
Besides the New Year, there are several other major religious festivals and celebrations in happening around the year in Pahang and Malaysia. So, for folks living in this diverse racial and religious society definitely means all-year-round of joys and merriment by all races during festive season.
Foreign tourists in Malaysia are always welcomed and encouraged to participate and mingle in the joy of celebrations, because peace and harmony amongst all people– a close-knit family of diverse ethnic groups defines Malaysia.