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Deepavali Greetings

Posted by on 27 October 2008

Today, Malaysia enjoys yet another holiday, this time celebrating Deepavali, the “Festival of Lights”. This festival is also also known as ‘Diwali‘ in the Hindi language, but since most Malaysian Indians came from South India, it is referred to as ‘Deepavali’ in Malaysia.

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Even though the 2.6 million Indian community in Malaysia only comprise some 8% of Malaysia’s 28 million population, Deepavali is a national public holiday. It’s yet another proof that Malaysia is, indeed, a country where different races, cultures and religions live together in harmony.

Happy Deepavali to everyone!

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