Malaysia is a federal constitutional monarchy in Southeast Asia. It consists of thirteen states and three federal territories. It is separated by the South China Sea into two similarly sized regions, Peninsular Malaysia and Malaysian Borneo. Land borders are shared with Thailand, Indonesia, and Brunei, and maritime borders exist with Singapore, Vietnam, and the Philippines.
The capital and the largest city of Malaysia is Kuala Lumpur. Other major cities in Malaysia include – Johor Bahru, Kajang, Ipoh, Klang, Subang Jaya, Kota Kinabalu, Kuching, Petaling Jaya, Seremban, etc.
Malaysia is a multi-ethnic and multi-cultural country. The constitution declares Islam the state religion while protecting freedom of religion.
Around 61.3% of the population practice Islam while 19.8% practice Buddhism, 9.2% Christianity and 6.3% Hinduism.
Around 7% of people living in Malaysia are Indians. They celebrate Diwali just like people celebrate it in India.
Diwali Celebrations in Malaysia :
In fact, Malaysia, the country is well known for its diversity celebrates Diwali is a National Holiday. Diwali is celebrated in Malaysia by people of all races inhabiting there. Diwali is celebrated almost all over the Malaysia except in Sarawak & Federal Territory of Labuan.
The Malaysian people call Diwali as Hari Diwali.
Among diverse culture of Malaysia, Diwali is celebrated in Malaysia by people of all races inhabiting there.
Indians in this part of the world celebrate Diwali by decorating their homes with lights and diyas. During Diwali, people wear new clothes, eat lots of sweets and delicious food and spent time with friends and family members. They also invite the Malays and Chinese to their houses.
In Malaysia you dont get to hear the loud loise of firecrackers as they are banned here.
Here the Diwali traditions are some what similar to that followed in South India.
The Diwali celebration includes visits to temples and performing Lakshmi Ganesh Puja at their homes.