Maulidur Rasul 24 January 2013
Prophet Muhammad’s birthday is celebrated by Muslims during the month of Rabiulawal, the third month of the Muslim calendar. Prophet Muhammad’s birthday is also called Maulud Nabi, and is commonly marked by religious lectures and readings of the Quran.
This is a Hindu festival celebrated mostly by the Tamil community on the full moon in the Tamil month of Thai (January/February). It is not only observed in countries where the Tamil community constitutes a majority, but also in countries where Tamil communities are smaller, such as Malaysia, Mauritius, Singapore and Myanmar.
Chinese New Year is the most important of the traditional Chinese holidays. In China, it is known as ‘Spring Festival’, the literal translation of the Chinese name 春節, since the spring season in Chinese calendar starts with lichun, the first solar term in a Chinese calendar year. It marks the end of the winter season, analogous to the Western Carnival. The festival begins on the first day of the first month in the traditional Chinese calendar and ends with Lantern Festival which is on the 15th day. Chinese New Year’s Eve, a day where Chinese families gather for their annual reunion dinner, is known as Chúxī (除夕), literally “remove evening” or “Eve of the Passing Year.” Because the Chinese calendar is lunisolar, the Chinese New Year is often referred to as the “Lunar New Year” and Agriculture / Agricultural / Agrarian Calendar’s New Year.
Kuantan Tourist Cycling Route is starting soon! Don’t miss it! Once every month, catch the eco way to tour Kuantan, you’ll enjoy the breeze of the tropical air~