Christmas is the most important and celebrated festival by Christian. It is the birth date of Jesus Christ. Christians are the biggest religious group of people of the world, that’s why Christmas is the biggest and most commonly celebrated festival around the world which celebrated every year on 25th December.
Christmas is one of the most vastly celebrated festivals in Malaysia. As like the whole world, Malaysian Christians also celebrate Christmas with their friends and family on Christmas Eve or Christmas Day.
Malaysian people celebrate Christmas with colorful displays of Christmas trees in houses and shopping malls for one or two months before Christmas Day. People decorate their houses with colorful light and paint before the Christmas Eve.
People like to celebrate Christmas with the Christmas tree, gift boxes, and Santa Claus. Santa Claus is a popular character of Christmas in the world. Children believe that Santa Claus is coming from the heaven with a lot of gifts for them. Shopping malls are decorating their mall with gift boxes, Christmas tree, Santa’s costume to sell them during the Christmas season. Family members are preparing surprise gifts for the others and passing them to them in wrapping paper. People gift various things as the gift to their lovable one. In Malaysia, people prefer money than chocolate or toys as a gift.
In Malaysia, some people have sung Christmas songs from the mid-December by going from door to door. The songs are known as Christmas Carols. But Malaysians paid peculiar attitudes to them. People think that the carolers are the robbers, that’s why most of the people don’t open their door for the carolers. Carols are sung in the church during the Christmas week. Malaysians celebrate Christmas by lighting up fireworks in every corner of their country in Christmas Eve.
Food plays an important role in celebrating Christmas. Usually, Christmas is celebrated in every home with a bounty of food shared amongst family and friends.
Christmas is only a few days before New Year, that’s why the period is often a time when people will take advantage of the public holidays and travel. In Malaysia also, people travel a lot in this period.
People of all religion in Malaysia celebrate Christmas together as well as the other festivals like Chinese New Year, Deepavali, and others.