Greetings

4 October 2017

Nalanda Mid-Autumn greetings

Ethnic Chinese in Malaysia and throughout the world celebrate the Mid-Autumn Festival (中秋节) on the full-moon day of the eighth lunar month, which falls on 4 October this year.  We wish everyone who celebrates this traditional festival much happiness and merriment while having meaningful reunions with family members and gatherings with friends.

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16 September 2017

Happy 54th ‘Malaysia Day’

Today marks the 54th anniversary of the formation of ‘Malaysia’ – a federation of 13 states spanning the Malay Peninsula, Sarawak, and Sabah. It is quite a remarkable achievement for a multi-ethnic and multi-religious nation such as ours to remain largely peaceful and harmonious over half a century.

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19 August 2017

Welcome to the 29th SEA Games

Malaysia welcomes all athletes, officials, and sports fans who have descended upon Kuala Lumpur for the 29th Southeast Asia Games!  The Opening Ceremony of SEA Games 2017 will be held this evening at the National Stadium in Bukit Jalil.

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9 August 2017

Singapore’s 52nd National Day

As the Republic of Singapore marks its 52nd National Day today, we wish our closest neighbour a joyous celebration of nationhood.  May Singaporeans continue to progress in all aspects of physical, social, economic, mental, and spiritual well-being.  Happy National Day!

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24 June 2017

Best wishes for ‘Aidilfitri’

Nalanda Buddhist Society wishes our Muslim friends a joyous celebration of ‘Aidilfitri’ on the first day of Syawal tomorrow.  May the fasting and sacrifices you have made over the past month bring you more Peace and blessings.  “Selamat Hari Raya!

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14 May 2017

Happy Mother’s Day

Today, as we celebrate Mother’s Day in Malaysia (and in many other countries around the world), it is timely to recollect with gratitude our mothers’ compassion, kindness, and sacrifices over the years, borne out of unconditional love for us.

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13 April 2017

Happy New Year

This week marks the new year celebrations for many ethnic groups in South and Southeast Asia – among them the Thais, Myanmar, Sinhalese, Cambodians, Laotians, Tamils, Bengalis, and Sikhs.  Nalanda members would like to wish all our friends a delightful celebration of their festivities with family and friends.  May the year bring blessings, vigour, and wisdom to everyone.  Sukhihontu!

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13 April 2017

Have a joyful Thingyan celebration

We wish the Myanmarese people around the world a joyful celebration of Thingyan, the Myanmar New Year.  May the year ahead be blessed with good health, peace and happiness!

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12 April 2017

Happy Songkran สุขสันต์วันสงกรานต์

Nalanda wishes Venerable Ajahns and our Thai friends a joyous Songkran Festival in the Year of the Rooster.  May the coming year bring much peace, happiness, and well-being to all Thai people around the world!

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11 February 2017

Enjoy “Chap Goh Meh” 元宵节快乐!

Today is the full-moon of the first lunar month, also known locally as “Chap Goh Meh”, which means ‘the fifteenth night’ in the Hokkien dialect.  It marks the end of the 15-day Lunar New Year celebrations, and is a significant day for the Chinese community.  Traditionally, families would celebrate the festival with another round of joyous reunion, and aspirations for a happy, harmonious and bountiful year ahead.

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