Among the many festivals celebrated in Malaysia such as Wesak, Lunar New Year, Thaipusam, and the Mid-Autumn Festival, Deepawali is also a grandly celebrated one mainly by the Hindus.

Hinduism in Malaysia

Before Islam came to play a major role in Malaysia, Hinduism was the main established belief among the locals. Today, Hindus live in the country with Muslims, Christians, Buddhists, Jains, and Sikhs.

Deepavali in Malaysia

Hindus consider Diwali (the Festival of Lights) as their main religious event of the year. They celebrate the victory of good over evil for five consecutive days. On the third day, they celebrate the official beginning of the New Year.

The indoor celebrations

Hindus clean all their houses for Deepawali and arrange special meals for friends and family. They also buy gifts for themselves and others because it’s considered their New Year.

The outdoor celebrations

If you happen to stay at a property the likes of Anantara Desaru Coast Resort & Villas during Deepawali, you’ll be able to see a lot of processions and firework displays. Most of the Desaru attractions for shopping also have street bazaars during this time selling clothes, accessories, and special Indian food items such as ‘murukku’ for you to enjoy.