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Saturday, 11 October 2014 23:25

Date: 22 October 2014

The Festival of Lights, better known as Deepavali or Diwali, is a public holiday here in Malaysia and is celebrated by the Hindu Community. This festival is celebrated with joy, excitement, bright lights and an even brighter smile!

During the wait for the arrival of this festival, homes of the Hindu community is light up with the traditional ‘vilakku’ which are oil lamps made out of clay, colourful light bulbs and the decorative designs of ‘kolam’ which are decorated out of coloured rice or beans into fascinating patterns of flowers.

Oil lamps are lit and decorated in their homes as a way of thanking the gods for happiness, knowledge, peace and wealth.

Many cultural performances activities and delicious Indian snacks and cuisines such as “Murukku” will be served.

Similar to other festivities in Malaysia, it is customary for family, friends and neighbours to visit each other during the festival.

Last Updated on Sunday, 12 October 2014 13:51

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