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Monday, January 21, 2008

New Public Holiday

23rd January 2008 is a day when the Hindus will celebrate Thaipusam.

Thaipusam (Tamil: தைப்பூசம்) (or Thai Poosam Kavady) is a Hindu festival celebrated mostly by the Tamil community on the full moon in the Tamil month of Thai (Jan/Feb). PusamMurugan (also Subramaniam), the youngest son of Shiva and Parvati, and the occasion when Parvati gave Murugan a vel (lance) so he could vanquish the evil demon Soorapadman. refers to a star that is at its highest point during the festival. The festival commemorates both the birthday of Lord (copied from Wikipedia).

Who doesn't enjoy having a holiday? The Thaipusam holiday was only observed in Selangor, Johor, Negeri Sembilan, Perak and Penang because where most Indians reside and work when the British brought them from India during their colonialism days.

What is the reason for this unexpected holiday? Just a silly excuse - traffic jam; "Lagipun, setiap kali sambutan Thaipusam, jalan raya di Kuala Lumpur sesak sekali," katanya dan pengumuman beliau itu disambut tepukan gemuruh lebih 21,000 anggota dan penyokong MIC yang menghadiri Majlis PemimpinBersama Rakyat di Stadium Badminton Kuala Lumpur di sini.

Then after this there will be more holidays coming based on traffic jam as a reason. During the fasting month of Ramadhan traffic jam will be worse than the Thaipusam celebration. So there will be holidays during the next fasting month. And this time UMNO will get the credit for that because they are good at grabbing such opportunities to be in the limelight. Remember who fought for Independence? Who else if not UNMO. Right? wrong!!!!! They are just lucky because independence was given by the British during their rule.

Who get the credit for this latest public holiday on the list. It is MIC. It is so fortunate that MIC gets this credit because they have been trying to make Thaipusam a public holiday for more than a decade. Do you think if Hindraff doesn't go to the streets Hindus in KL and Putrajaya will get their holidays?. From now and until the next General Election whatever Hindus demand will be granted. So thanks Hindraff, we in KL and Putrajaya get the aftershock effect.

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