Melaka is one of the most diverse states in the country. Muslim adherents constitute a significant part of the local population, but not as great as in some other states. That’s why the culture of Melaka is significantly different from the culture and traditions of Muslim states. Christian and Hindu festivals are celebrated here; they have become an integral part of national traditions. Locals also celebrate European New Year, moreover, it is considered one of the most amazing and important holidays.
Traditional cuisine of Melaka slightly differs from classical Malaysian. The main treat is rice; skilled chefs cook it in various ways: stewed in coconut milk, stir fried with vegetables, … Open
One of the most important Hindu holidays is Thaipusam taking place in late January. The holiday is dedicated to the god Murugan; it comes amid lush festivities. The main distinguishing feature of the holiday is a colorful ceremonial procession taking place on city streets. Another colorful and noisy celebration is Vesak, the classical Buddhist festival.
Locals certainly celebrate Deepavali, the Hindu New Year. Solemn religious ceremonies in honor of the next year are carried out within a month. Main symbol of Deepavali are oil lamps called wicca used to sanctify homes. It’s required to kindle lamps every day for an entire month, only in this case, you can reckon on success in the next year. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
The cultural center and capital of the state is Malacca City; it will be a real gem for fans of excursion tourism. Conditionally the city is divided into the old and new parts; the capital's … Open
A significant part of state's residents are Chinese; their annual celebrations are very scenic. The Festival of Mooncakes and Lantern Festival are the most popular; all the locals are actively involved in events. Indigenous people love and know how to have fun; during holidays all religious and national differences between representatives of indigenous population are erased. Locals are friendly against foreign guests, so there is no doubt that travelers will be treated like dear guests. Curious national celebrations are held in Melaka throughout the year; they will give an opportunity to evaluate the multi-faceted and multi-ethnic Malaysian culture.
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National traditions of Malaysia
Primary school education is divided into linguistic areas. Citizens can attend schools in Malay, Chinese or Tamil. They represent the ancient dialects spoken by the country's dominant ethnic groups. Theoretically, anyone can attend any school. But in practice, those citizens who are not ethnic Indians very rarely attend a Tamil school. Middle-class locals are increasingly sending their children to Chinese language or math schools. However, most people are usually taught in the language of their ethnicity.