Malaysia Day is an annual holiday commenced every September 16th to celebrate the forming of the Malaysian Federation.
Apart from Malaysia Independence Day celebration or more known as Merdeka Day, Malaysia Day is yet another meaningful day held every 16th of September each year to commemorate the establishment of the Malaysian Federation back in 1963. Malaysia Day date marks the joining of Malaya, Singapore and North Borneo, which includes Sabah and Sarawak, in forming Malaysia. However, Singapore left the federation two years after the establishment date.
Previously observed as a state public holiday in Sabah and Sarawak, Malaysia Day is currently recognised as a national public holiday declared by former Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak. This public holiday is a significant day dedicated to foster the Malaysian spirit and to remind the people about the struggles faced by their forefathers in achieving the hard-earned independence and freedom that they are experiencing today. Although it may be odd to have two separate “National Day”, the joining of East Malaysia (Sabah and Sarawak) into the fold is worth celebrating and remembering.
Therefore, it is with the commemoration of Malaysia Day that the locals can celebrate and treasure the beauty of a multicultural and diversified country that the nation has become ever since Sabah and Sarawak joined the Peninsular to create a unified Malaysia.
On Malaysia Day celebration, there will be different fun yet family-friendly patriotic events happening nationwide which Malaysians can join with their loved ones during this historical Malaysia Day 2019. For instance, partake in charity running events, performances and activities hosted by multiple organisers as well as workshops including art festivals conducted to embrace Malaysia’s multicultural background.
Additionally, there might also be special screenings about Malaysia Day itself in movie theatres near your neighbourhood. Not to mention, join in the fun of Malaysia Day sales and discounts from various stores nationwide too! Travellers can also catch firework performances within city centres to end the night of the historical Malaysia Day celebration.