Hari (=day) Merdeka (= indepedence) is Malaysia's national day and a public holiday.
The day commemorates the decleration of independence on 31. August 1957 read by Tunku Abdul Rahman at the Merdeka Stadium in Kuala Lumpur.
Malaysian flags around the time of Merdeka day
Malaysian are not shy to show their pride to the country and flags will be displayed everywhere in any size. This photo shows giant flags on office buildings at Merdeka Square in Kuala Lumpur.