[WorldKings – World Almanac Event 2021] 64th anniversary of Independence Day in Malaysia (August 31, 1957 – August 31, 2021)


(Worldkings.org) Malaysia's Independence Day is celebrated on August 31st. Also known as Merdeka Day (Freedom Day), this is Malaysia's National Day.

History of Malaysian Independence Day

The day commemorates the independence of the Federation of Malaya from British colonial rule in 1957. Malaysia was formed in 1963 when the former British colony of Singapore and the East Malaysian states of Sabah and Sarawak, joined the Federation of Malaya. This event is marked by Malaysia Day. Singapore left the federation in August 1965.

How is Malaysian Independence Day celebrated?

Malaysia's independence day is celebrated with much pomp and pageantry, signifying the unity of Malaysians of all races and creeds. Towns and cities throughout the country are decorated with flags and shimmering lights. The celebration centres on Merdeka Square in the morning, the starting point of a spectacular parade. His Majesty, the King, and government leaders sit among the thousands of spectators.

In a spirit of patriotism, office buildings, homes, and even vehicles proudly display the Malaysian flag. Other activities held during this period include stage shows, competitions, and exhibitions.

According to officeholidays.com

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