Too many holidays

I thought the same too.

KUALA LUMPUR (AFP) — It’s Chinese New Year and Malaysia’s capital is deserted once again as citizens enjoy one of the many holidays observed by a nation with an array of races and religions.

But the nonstop stream of festivals, which began last October when Muslims celebrated the end of the fasting month, is being met with grumbles from business and industry who say the nation cannot afford all the merry-making.

After Malaysia’s majority Malays celebrated Eid al-Fitr, it was the Hindus’ turn with the Diwali festival of lights, then Christmas, followed by traditional New Year and now Lunar New Year. [Malaysia’s holiday bonanza no fun for business. AFP via Google News. February 11 2008

I realized how many holiday we Malaysians (and Kuala Lumpur and Selangor) have when I started to realize most week since December had been 4-day week. I culminated last week with the Chinese New Year.

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