Hello, August!. Wow, time flies. In a week, we will be celebrating Aidilfitri, after a month-long fasting in Ramadan. So excited. Later this month, the whole nation will celebrate our Independence Day or Merdeka Day.
This week's prompt at Our Beautiful World is;
August has a special place in the hearts of every Malaysians. We earned our independence from the British on 31st August, 1957.
The Malaysian flag, or Jalur Gemilang as we fondly call.
The flags from other states in Malaysia, as seen at Merdeka Square.
56 years ago at the Merdeka Stadium, our very first Prime Minister, Tunku Abdul Rahman Putra Al-Haj announced Malaysia's independence (known as Federation of Malaya, back then).
The National Monument.
Merdeka Day is a day to be thankful for the peace, unity and prosperity we have enjoyed since then.
A day of remembrance for all heroes who fought for our freedom and still keeping us safe today :).
KL Tower and the Petronas Twin Towers seen from the nearby National Monument.
Though our nation is rather young compares to many European countries, I'm very much grateful for the joy that comes with being independent.
Sitting on the grass at Merdeka Square, Kuala Lumpur.
Nowadays, Malaysians proudly gather at Merdeka Square where large parade is held every year and celebration abounds.
Clock tower of the Sultan Abdul Samad Building.
I must share our National Anthem :). I fondly remembered how excited I was at school assembly every week during primary school days. I LOVE singing, but mostly the chance at spotting my cute crush, really. Naughty!.
A close up of the Moorish architecture.
Thank you, Malaysia. I've enjoyed great childhood, good education, fair chance at making a living and no wars. I can't imagine living without a country!. This fact alone should make anyone feel humble, don't you think?.
I love to hear what 'August' means to you. No moments are ever so small :). Do share your stories with us by linking up a photo at Our Beautiful World this week. See you soon. Hugs!.