Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Our 1Culture

We Malaysian have live in peace and harmony for almost 53 years now. Malays, Chinese, Indians, and other Races (Orang Asli and Indigenous people).

Malays consist of half of population of Malaysian also known as the Bumipetera. By defination all Malays are Muslim. Within Malaysian society there is a Malay culture, a Chinese culture, an Indian culture, a Eurasian culture, along with the culture of the indigenous groups of the peninsula and north Borneo. The important social distinction in the emergent national culture is between Malay and non-Malay, represented bytwo groups: the Malay elite that dominates the country's politics and the largely Chinese middle class whose prosperous lifestyle leads Malaysia's shift to a consumer society. The two groups mostly live in the urban areas of the Malay Peninsular's west coast and their sometimes competing, sometimes parallel influences shape the shared life of Malaysia's citizens. Sarawak and Sabah, the two Malaysian states located in north Borneo. tend to be less a influential part of the national culture, and their vibrant local cultures are shouded by the bigger whealthier peninsular society.

Malaysians observe number of holiday and festivities throughout the year some holiday are federally gazetted public holiday and some are public holiday observed by individual states. Other festival are observed by particular ethnic or religion groups but are not public holiday.

The most celebrate holiday is the "Hari Kebangsaan"(Independant Day) otherwise known as "Merdeka"(Freedom) on 31 August commemorating the independence of the Faderation of Malaya in 1957, while Malaysia Day is only celebrated in the state of Sabah on 16 September to commemorate the formation of Malaysian in 1963. Hari Merdeka as well as Labour Day (1 May) the King birthday (first Saturday of June) and some other festival are public holiday.

Muslims in Malaysia celebrate Muslim Holiday. The most celebrate festival, Hari Raya Puasa (also call Hari Raya Aidilfitri) is the Malay translation of Eid al-Fith. It is generally a festival honoured by the Muslim worldwide marking the end of Ramadan the fasting month. thye sight of the new moon determines the end of Ramadan. This determines the new momth therefore the end of the fasting month. In additional to Hari Raya Puasa they also celebrate Hari Raya Haji (also called Hari Raye Aidiladha the translate Eid ul-Adha) Awal Muharram (Islamic New Year) and Maulidur Rasul (Birthday of the Prophet).

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