Hari Merdeka – National Independence Day of Malaysia – 31 August

Hari Merdeka, It’s the most favorite day for every Malaysian Citizen because it’s a National Independence Day of Malaysia. Today I am going to talk about the Malaysia’s National Day in brief with History and how people celebrate this event.

Hari Merdeka – Malaysia Independence Day on 31 August

Before starting on anything, I got a History lesson for you. But before I start, a side note: This day shouldn’t be confused with Hari Malaysia, which means Malaysia Day that comes on 16 September when states like Singapore, Sarawak combined in Federation of Malaya.

History Lesson

Hair Merdeka which means in English – Independence Day, it also gets used as Hari Kebangsaan (National Day). This day at precisely 9:30 am on 31 August 1957, Malaya’s Chief Minister read the declaration which was given by British Empire after they officially free the Malaya from its Empire.

The Tunku Abdul Rahman (Chief Minister) read the Declaration of Independence at Merdeka Stadium with the presence of Thousands of Malaya people who gathered around to listen to the official statement of their Leader on Freedom.

When the Declaration of Independence

On the very night of 30 August 1957, Every citizen gathered around in Merdeka Square in Kuala Lumpur to participate and witness the historical moment of their country. They get to witness Britisher handing over the whole power to the Malaya People.

How Malaysian People Celebrate the Hari Merdeka

According to Government officials, People of Malaysia shouldn’t use the number to indicate which anniversary is it. The reason behind it to prevent citizens in Sabah and Sarawak for being drift apart is the number of how old the independence in the anniversary stated. People from both, Malaya and Sabah can celebrate the Freedom day together without any Dispute, and the Nation’s Unity can stay alive.

The Merdeka Parade

Main cities in Malaysia celebrate the Independence Day in their creative ways, but to witness the perfect celebration, you should head to Kuala Lumpur.

People go out and gather around to participate in Merdeka Parade. Malaysia filled with Malay, Indian and Chinese players from their countries, but at the end of the day, they all celebrate by including in the Parade.

Every VIP and Politicians speak out and encourage and thanks to the Citizens while talking on Microphone.

The parade tour goes to different parts of Malaysia and returns to the Merdeka Square.

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Below is the Video in which Malaysia Army joining the Prade: