We love Malaysia!
Malaysia is one nation that celebrates two birthdays.
Unlike most other countries, Malaysia is one nation that celebrates two birthdays. One of these birthdays is its Independence Day, fondly referred to as Hari Merdeka. The other is National day, also known as Malaysia day. The Malaysia day is a commemoration of the marriage of peninsular Malaysia with the states on the East Coast, Sabah and Sarawak, as well as with Singapore, and event which occurred on the 16th of September 1963.
In 1957, the nation gained independence from British control and was established as the Federation of Malaya. By 1963, Malaysia was formed through the signing of an international treaty by the United Kingdom, the Federation of Malaya, Sarawak, North Borneo (renamed Sabah) and Singapore.
Up until 2009, Malaysia Day was celebrated as a state public holiday in Sabah and Sarawak. By 2010, it was officially recognized by the Najib-led governments as a nationwide public holiday and has been observed as such until this day.The theme of this year’s celebration is “Sayangi Malaysiaku: Malaysia Bersih” in order to highlight the importance of patriotism, unity and togetherness of the people, which would serve as keys to shared prosperity.
As always, “Malaysia Bersih” will be the main song for the celebrations, alongside Kita Punya Malaysia, to instill patriotism in the citizens. Malaysians are also encouraged to fly the Jalur Gemilang at their homes, offices, business premises, as well as on their vehicles.How do you intend to celebrate Malaysia Day this year?
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