Festivals and holidays of Malaysia

Perhaps no country in the world can boast such a wealth of events and festivals calendar. Religious and national holidays, sporting events – from Formula 1 to launch kites, colorful festivals, and even mega-carnival of sales – every month of the year offers activities for every taste. So, going on vacation to Malaysia, be sure to plan a visit to the country in one of the most interesting holidays.

Most religious festivals are celebrated according to the lunar calendar, so the dates of these holidays are specified annually (holiday dates will change approximately the same as in Russia change in the date of Easter).

Please note that the Muslim lunar calendar Hijri does not coincide with the Hindu-Buddhist Shaka calendar. The Muslim year is 11 days shorter than the solar, so each year all holidays are shifted by 11 days. In celebration of the end of the Muslim fasting (Hari Raya, aidilfitri), Chinese New year, Christmas, Hindu festival Dipavali, Hawaii for the holidays in Sarawak and Kaamatan in Sabah relevant community is satisfied with “open day” (open house) for everyone.

Only a few holidays that are considered national holidays have a fixed date:

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The Most interesting festivals in the world.

In the world there are many different holidays, some of which are very unusual and interesting.

The festival of colors in new Delhi — Indian national holiday in honor of the arrival of spring, the celebration of the expulsion of evil and the rebirth of life. It is celebrated for 2 days on a full moon. According to the legend, on this day died the evil demon Holika. On this day in each city hosts its celebration, everywhere lit bonfires, symbolizing the end of winter and the death of evil spirits. Fire burn an effigy of Holika, throw the fruits seasonal harvest — grain, coconuts, etc. in the Morning people go to the street, and the fun begins — all drench each other with colored water of the red, green, yellow, blue and black colour and throws colored powders.

La Tomatina in Bunol Hamel — famous “tomato massacre”. This is one of the most popular holidays in Spain. Annually it is visited by about 36 thousand people. On special trucks to the site of the battle brought about 100 tons of ripe tomatoes. The rules here are pretty Continue reading

Kharkov brought “Holy Bread”

The song and dance ensemble “syzirya” Lozova College of culture and arts, Kharkiv region took part in the VIII International festival of Slavic culture “Hammersky autumn” . who 17-19 September was held in the village Hotmark the Belgorod region of the Russian Federation. This year the festival was dedicated to 100-th anniversary of the canonization of Saint Joasaph, Bishop of Belgorod, so the event itself was held under the sign of the spiritual unity of the Slavic peoples.

According to the Director of Kharkiv regional center of culture and art Tatiana Ishchenko, the festival brought together 24 of the creative team, as well as masters of decorative-applied art from Russia, Ukraine, Belarus. The trip of our folk group on this traditional celebration of Slavic culture was organized with the support of the Kharkiv regional center of culture and art. Ensemble “syzirya” (head – honored worker of culture of Ukraine Continue reading

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