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                      HAPPY DIWALI

 
Diwali also known as the Festival of Lights,related to Jain Diwali, Bandi Chhor Divas, Tihar, Swanti, Sohrai, and Banda, is a Dharmic religious festival and one of the most important festivals within Hinduism In Hinduism, it generally lasts five days (or six in some regions of India), and is celebrated during the Hindu lunisolar months of Ashvin (according to the amanta tradition) and Kartika (between mid-October and mid- November. It symbolizes the spiritual “victory of light over darkness, good over evil, and knowledge over ignorance” The festival is widely associated with Lakshmi, goddess of prosperity and Ganesha, god of wisdom and the remover of obstacles, with many other regional traditions connecting the holiday to Sita and Rama, Vishnu, Krishna, Durga, Shiva, Kali, Hanuman, Kubera, Yama, Yami, Dhanvantari, or Vishvakarman. Furthermore, it is a celebration of the day Rama returned to his kingdom in Ayodhya with his wife Sita and his brother Lakshmana after defeating the demon Ravana in Lanka and serving 14 years of exile.

           HAPPY MALAYSIA DAY

 
Malaysia Day (Hari Malaysia) is a public holiday held on 16 September every year to commemorate the establishment of the Malaysian federation on that date in 1963. This event saw Malaya, North Borneo (which was renamed Sabah), Sarawak, and Singapore unite into a single state. Singapore, however, was expelled from the federation less than two years later, on 9 August 1965

       HAPPY INDEPENDENCE DAY

 

Independence Day (Hari Merdeka, also known as Hari Kebangsaan or “National Day”), is the official independence day of MalayaIt commemorates the Malayan Declaration of Independence of 31 August 1957 and is defined in Article 160 of the Constitution of MalaysiaThe day is marked by official and unofficial ceremonies and observances across the country. 

                SELAMAT MENYABUT 
                  AWAL MUHARRAM

 
 

Muḥarram (fully known as Muharram ul Haram) is the first month of the Islamic calendar. It is one of the four sacred months of the year when warfare is forbidden. It is held to be the second holiest month after Ramadan.

The tenth day of Muharram is known as Ashura. Better known as part of the Mourning of Muharram, Shi’a Muslims mourn the tragedy of Husayn ibn Ali’s family.

 

 

                HARI RAYA HAJI

 

Eid al-Adha is the second and the bigger of the two main holidays celebrated in Islam (the other being Eid al-Fitr). It honors the willingness of Ibrahim (Abraham) to sacrifice his son Ismail (Ishmael) as an act of obedience to Allah’s command. Before Ibrahim could sacrifice his son, however, Allah provided him with a lamb which he was supposed to kill in his son’s place because of his willingness to sacrifice his own son in the name of God. In commemoration of this intervention, animals are ritually sacrificed. Part of their meat is consumed by the family which offers the animal, while the rest of the meat is distributed to the poor and the needy. Sweets and gifts are given, and extended family members are typically visited and welcomed. The day is also sometimes called the Greater Eid.

 

 

     HAPPY BIRTHDAY YANG DI-PERTUAN           AGONG

 

The first Saturday of June, until 2015, was mandated by law as the Yang di-Pertuan Agong’s official birthday. It is marked with various activities all over the nation and the celebrations in Kuala Lumpur are the highlights of the national festivities, with the celebrations of it from 2013 onwards lasting a whole week between two weekends.

After the installation of Sultan Muhammad V as the Yang di-Pertuan Agong in 2017, the date for the official birthday was amended twice, first to the last Saturday of July, and then to September 9. This amendment was originally planned to take effect under the reign of Sultan Muhammad V until 2021, before his announcement to abdicate. In March 2020, it was announced that Yang di-Pertuan Agong’s Birthday would be changed from the customary first Saturday of June (6 June) to the following Monday (8 June). From 2021, subsequent iterations of the Yang di-Pertuan Agong’s birthday throughout Al-Sultan Abdullah’s reign will fall on the first Monday of June instead.

 

                   HAPPY VESAK DAY

 

Vesak, also known as Buddha Jayanti, Buddha Purnima and Buddha Day, is a holiday traditionally observed by Buddhists in South Asia and Southeast Asia as well as Tibet and Mongolia. The festival commemorates the birth, enlightenment , and death of Gautama Buddha in Theravada,Tibetan Buddhism and Navayana.

The name Vesak is derived from the Pali term vesākha or Sanskrit vaiśākha for the lunar month of Vaisakha, which is considered the month of Buddha’s birth. In Mahayana Buddhist traditions, the holiday is known by its Sanskrit name and derived variants of it.

In the East Asian tradition, a celebration of Buddha’s Birthday typically occurs around the traditional timing of Vesak, while the Buddha’s awakening and passing away are celebrated as separate holidays that occur at other times in the calendar as Bodhi Day and Nibbana Day. In the South Asian  tradition, where Vesak is celebrated on the full moon day of the Vaisakha month, the Vesak day marks the birth, enlightenment, and the ultimate passing away of the Buddha.

 

         

       SELAMAT HARI RAYA IDUL FITRI

 

 

Aidilfitri is celebrated on 1 Shawwal of the Hijrah year. The festival is also known as Hari Raya Puasa, Hari Raya Fitrah or Hari Lebaran. Hari Raya Aidilfitri is a festival celebrated by Muslims all over the world regardless of whether they are Arabs, English, Malays, Indian-Muslims, Chinese-Muslims and other nations around the world who are Muslim to mark the end of the month of Ramadan which Muslims Islam has diligently practiced fasting. It is one of the two biggest festivals for Muslims, besides Hari Raya Kurban.

 

Hari Raya Puasa begins in two ways. i.e. through rukyah or by calculation. If through rukyah, when the crescent moon is visible, this marks the beginning of the month of Syawal, which is the 10th month in the Islamic Hijrah Calendar. In Malaysia, the new moon will be observed by officers on duty in the afternoon until dusk in several strategic places

 

              HAPPY LABOR DAY

 

 

Labor Day is an annual holiday to celebrate the achievement of workers. Labor Day has its origins in the labor union movement, specifically the eight-hour day movement, which advocated eight hours for work, eight hours for recreation, and eight hours for rest.

 For most countries, Labor Day is synonymous with, or linked with, International Worker’s Day, which occurs on 1 May. For other countries, Labor Day is celebrated on a different date, often one with special significance for the labor movement in that country. Labor Day is a public holiday in many countries.

The Power of messaging

We’re living in the midst of a digital revolution, meaning businesses and their customers are spoilt for choice when it comes to the tools they use to connect and interact. The rise of messaging apps is a chat application or platform that enables users to instant message and connect with each other through their computers or mobile devices. Think Facebook Messenger, WhatsApp, WeChat, or Slack.

You would think this investment should result in higher customer engagement, however, a case of too many cooks spoil the broth can often be the reality. If the multiple channels used by businesses operate in isolation and are not connected to each other, it can result in a disjointed customer journey. A decade ago, social media sites were promotion channels that served as a path between users and the poster’s site. The borders between different sites were fluid people would discover content on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn, then click through to the content.

Over the past decade, the popularity of messaging channels such as Facebook Messenger, WhatsApp, and Telegram has accelerated massively, and this uptake continues to grow. Indeed, users on mobile messaging apps increased by approximately six percent in 2021 compared to 2020. Interestingly though, this is projected to slow to 2.6 percent in 2025. At the same time, business use of SMS is going up and, in the UK, there has been consistent year-on-year growth for this method of communication of between 10 and 15 percent. Read more https://www.techradar.com/features/a-building-block-for-success-the-power-of-smart-messaging