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Festival of Lights in Malaysia

The Diwali Festival or Festival of Lights is celebrated in Malaysia on the seventh month of the Hindu Solar calendar. It is also called Devali or Deepavali in local language meaning row of lamps. The Malaysians generally call Diwali as Hari Diwali. Most regions n Malaysia joins the celebration except for Sarawak and the Federal Territory of Labuan.

During the days of the festival, people celebrate by filling small clay lamps with oil and lighting it to represent the victory of good over evil. The lamps are lit at night time and remain lighted all through the night. Firecrackers are also lit to drive away evil spirits in other Hindu countries but the tradition is banned in Malaysia. People clean their homes to make the goddess Lakshmi feel welcome and invite her to stay longer. The Malaysian people also wear new clothes during the celebration and share meals with their families. They specifically give sweets and snacks to friends and family.

Diwali Festival is considered as a federal public holiday in Malaysia although the Malaysian Hindu community is only 8% of the total population. Public celebrations include ethnic Malaysians such as Hindus to open their houses and share a meal with fellow Malaysians from different races. They also pay homage to their elders by visiting them to their houses to share a meal. This holiday is a time to show good will and strengthen friendly ties among Malaysians as the country is composed of diverse cultures. Other traditional rituals during the festival include visiting temples to pray or praying on household altars.

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