The national holiday is marked by visiting celebrants (known and unknown!!) and sharing in their festive spread, usually of traditional cakes and goodies or even a cultural feast known locally as "open house"!
Of note is the 'kolam' or sand painting decoration at the front entrance of homes or commercial enterprises to herald the festive mood. It is created with coloured rice and rice powder, usually a very vibrant and symmetrical art piece, simple or intricate.
Am really impressed with this "piece de resistance" @ Pavilion KL by students of limkokwing University of Creative Technology.
|garment of orchids|
|spectacular plumage with 'eyes'|