today is 31st of August 2015
its Malaysia's 58th Merdeka Day
or Independence Day
31 August 1957 marks the day that the Federation of Malaya gained its independence from British colonization, forming this country that we all know of today as Malaysia.
Hence, 31 August is a National Public Holiday to commemorate and celebrate the freedom and independence gained.
This day is also known as Hari Merdeka as what is called in Malaysia and that is why the celebration of the day is incomplete without the seven shouts of “Merdeka!”. This gesture was initiated by the First Prime Minister of Malaysia, Tunku Abdul Rahman back in 1957 at Dataran Merdeka.
but The Communications and Multimedia Ministry has confirmed that this year’s 58th Merdeka Day celebration is to be known only as “National Day 2015”