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SATU MALAYSIA - One Malaysia Song... at the Malaysian Independence day celebrations
Several events are held during this festival that enhance the beauty of this day. At this event, flags are hoisted & political leaders appear at public events. Besides this, lots of other events are also held such as parades in the morning, fireworks in the evening, royal procession, cultural performances, military demonstration, intricate floats etc.
This year, Malaysia will celebrate its 55th independence day. Just like previous year, this great day will be celebrated throughout August 2012 & possible extended until mid September. In the previous year Malaysia Independence Day 2011, the theme was 1Malaysia, Transformasi Berjaya, Rakyat Sejahtera but in the year of 2012, theme of Independence Day (Hari Merdeka) will be “Janji Ditepati”.
Hari Mardeka – Independence day ends enthusiastically with a festival and parade known asMerdeka Parade. Various government agencies and private sectors join together to participate Merdeka parade.
The formation of federation of Malaysia was announced on September 16, 1963 as Malaysia day but the nationwide independence day is still celebrated on 31st August (original independence date of Malaya). In the year of 2009, it was decided that beginning 2010, Malaysia Day would be a nationwide public holiday in addition to Hari Merdeka on 31st August.
The great independence day (Hari Merdeka) is celebrated by many people at square in Kula Lumpur where a large parade and festival is held. Malaysians from all background, race and religion gather in crowds at Merdeka square, raise flags and show their National pride.