Malaysia Independence Day
On August 31, Malaysians celebrate their country’s Independence Day. Malaysia gained independence in 1957 after years of struggle with the British colonists.
Malaysia came under the rule of European countries as early as the 16th century. After the Second World War, it was captured by the Japanese, but soon they capitulated, and Great Britain reasserted its rights.
Modern Malaysia is one of the most developed countries in Asia. At the same time, the citizens of the country continue to honor the memory of those who fought fiercely for independence. Therefore, every year in the cities theatrical processions, military parades, concerts, fairs and other public events are held.
Interesting facts about Malaysia
- Only half of the population are indigenous peoples. The rest are immigrants.
- A characteristic feature of Malaysians is friendliness.
- In Malaysia, traffic is on the left.
- Malaysians prefer the domestic car industry, because imported cars are very expensive here.
- Local residents very rarely eat meat, only on major holidays. But fruits are eaten in large quantities every day.
- The cat bear and the smallest bear in the world live in Malaysia.