Hari Kemerdekaan is the Malay word for independence. Malaysia was on August 31, 1957 independent, previously it was a British colony. Merdeka on how the holiday is also called short, is celebrated everywhere in Malaysia. Especially great are the celebrations in Kuala Lumpur, where Independence Day is welcomed at midnight with great firework and later celebrated with all sorts of parades.
See also: History of Malaysia
- National holiday
- Malaysian history
- Memorial, celebration or action in August