On August 31, Malaysia Independence Day, also known as National Day or ‘Hari Merdeka’ in Malay, celebrates the Malayan Declaration of Independence on August 31, 1957. The official independence day of Malaysia is specified in Article 160 of the Malaysian Constitution as the day on which the country won independence from British colonial rule.
The festivities usually begin in early August with a variety of events and national tournaments. The month of August is also known as National Month because of the celebrations.
Why Merdeka Day is important for Malaysians?
It evokes a sense of patriotism.
Malaysia declared independence from the British Empire on this day. On the one hand, the value of independence is demonstrated on this day, and on the other side, it unifies the entire nation behind one flag.
It serves as a historical and cultural allegory.
Any country that owns and celebrates particular symbols feels proud to do so. The day has historical and cultural significance, and people commemorate it to show how important freedom is.
It teaches a sense of patriotism and duty for the nation.
The day provides a chance to revisit the concept that underpins Malaysia’s creation and to create a sense of love and responsibility for the nation.
How Do You Celebrate Malaysia’s Merdeka Day?
Participate in the Merdeka Parade every year.
Decorated automobiles, royal inspection, flag hoisting, reading of the ‘Rukun Negara,’ and cultural and patriotic acts are all part of the national day parade. You may learn about Malaysian culture by watching the procession or the Merdeka festivities on television.
Create your own schedule of activities.
You may even host an event or participate in other activities to evoke a sense of patriotism and affection for the nation. To get you started, consider entering a national speech contest, a Merdeka poetry contest, or a photography competition.
Decorate your homes with Jalur Gemilang.
Flags can be used to decorate your home and car. We should be proud since our national flags and decorations can be seen throughout the country, not just during this month, but also all year. There are even decoration competitions in the area.