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Patriotism: It is all begins at home

Independence Day, an annual celebration honoring the anniversary of a nation’s independence, and most nations generally have national holidays to celebrate their respective independence days. Malaysia’s Independence Day, commonly known as Merdeka Day, is celebrated on August 31st. Let us discover some fascinating possible ways that we can do to commemorate the day’s significance.

1. Enjoy Homemade National Dish

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Why not celebrate Hari Merdeka with Nasi Lemak, Malaysia’s national dish? This is a coconut milk-based rice meal with a pleasant aroma. It’s generally eaten for breakfast and served wrapped in a banana leaf. In current days, you can enjoy your Nasi Lemak with a variety of side dishes such as Sambal Sotong, Ayam Goreng. With a plate of Nasi Lemak and a sip of Teh Tarik, what a nice way to start your day as a Malaysian.

2. Appreciate the diverse range of cultures

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Malaysians – Malays, Chinese, Indians, Kadazandusuns, Bajaus, Dayaks, Ibans, and many others — are the heart and soul of the country, contributing to its diverse culture. Despite the fact that not everyone gets along at times, the bulk of Malaysians appreciate variety. This is evident in the deep interracial friendships built from elementary school, the colorful festivals of various religions enjoyed as a country, and, most importantly, the enjoyment of food from other cultures.

3. Learn the basic communication language

“Wei macha, you want to makan here or tapau?”

– Malaysian

Where else in the world can you combine four languages to construct a completely acceptable expression like the one above? Only in Malaysia, the only country where you can use 4 different languages in one sentence. When it comes to conversing with pals over lunch or simply speaking with an auntie while waiting for your nasi lemak order to be ready, there’s nothing like the warm and familiar tones of Manglish to bring Malaysians together.

4. Jalur Gemilang should be used to decorate your home.

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Many of us, though, wish to express our patriotism in more sincere ways than flag-waving. It’s possible that the Jalur Gemilang has strict regulations on how to display and use the flag. However, because it is a piece of cake, it should not be an issue for us. Why not put the flags all over your house compound while you’re at it? Allow patriotism to bloom across the community, and let us all unite in the spirit of Independence Day!

5. Acknowledge and Love Your Country

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Every country has both positive and bad features, and no one national identity is stronger than the other. Love for a country does not imply that you should overlook or remain silent about its flaws. It is critical to be well-informed. It’s also completely fine to love your country for its cultural history, accomplishments, and distinctive character, despite its flaws, by focusing on the good and striving toward a brighter future for everyone who calls your country home.

Patriotism is more than just pins on scarves and waving flags. Tunku Abdul Rahman used to say: “Life in this world is short. Let us make use of our lives in the pursuit of happiness and not trouble.”

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