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Hindus perform prayer ceremonies in accordance with the standard operating procedures (SOPs) in conjunction with Thaipusam at the Arulmigu Sri Maha Mariamman Temple, Section 23, Shah Alam, on January 18, 2022. — Picture by REMY ARIFIN/SELANGORKINI

Kedah announces occasional holiday on Feb 5 for Thaipusam

ALOR SETAR, Jan 24 — The Kedah government has agreed to declare this February 5 as an occasional holiday in conjunction with Thaipusam.

 Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Muhammad Sanusi Md Nor, in a statement today,  said the decision was made at a state executive council meeting held last January 18.

“This is to facilitate the Hindu community in the state in celebrating the religious event with their families, while for the non-Hindus, it is hoped it will provide them with the best possible benefit considering that the day falls on a Sunday (long weekend),” he said.

— Bernama

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