Malaysians in Tehran Mark 66th National Day, Malaysia Day
Malaysians in Tehran Mark 66th National Day, Malaysia Day
TEHRAN – Malaysians in Tehran marked together the 66th National Day and Malaysia Day in style on September 5 at the residence of Malaysian Ambassador to Tehran H.E. Khairi bin Omar.

Malaysians in Tehran Mark 66th National Day, Malaysia Day


Irannewsdaily- The event was called “Rangarang” which means colorful and represented the vibrancy of Malaysia Culture, Music, Food & Art, and many distinguished Iranian guests from foreign ministry and educational and cultural unions and bodies as well as diplomats from other countries attended the event.

Guests from media, airlines, travel agencies, business organizations and unions and commercial sectors were also among the participants in the event which made it even more glorious and memorable.

Ambassador of Malaysia to Tehran H.E. Khairi bin Omar welcomed the participants and briefed them on the occasion and he also pointed to the good relations of both countries of Iran and Malaysia.

A group of Malaysian famous chefs prepared and served different Malaysian food and deserts to the honorable guests. These chefs were invited from Malaysia to join the event and cook Malaysian food with its original and delicious Asian taste which is unique taste to experience.

Malaysia has been one of Iran’s good friends since the start of their political relations and also since the independence of Malaya and both are members of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) and the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) and have used these forums and bilateral relations to develop political ties.


Of course Malaysians celebrate their National Day on August 31 of each year amidst a symphony of colors, melodies and jubilant cheers and also celebrate Malaysia Day on every September 16 and the embassy held the ceremony together to mark them in Tehran on September 5.

Like a mesmerizing masterpiece, this annual occasion resonates with the nation’s triumphant journey towards liberty and unity, painting a vibrant canvas of cultural diversity and shared heritage. As the clock strikes, Malaysians from all corners of the country unite to honor their history, embrace their differences, and amplify the spirit of Merdeka – freedom in its most harmonious form.

The journey towards Malaysia’s independence was led by its first Prime Minister, Tunku Abdul Rahman, along with a delegation of ministers and political leaders. They engaged in negotiations with the British to secure the country’s freedom.

As the threat of a communist revolt diminished during the Malayan Emergency, an agreement was reached on February 8, 1956, granting Malaysia independence from the British Empire. However, due to logistical and administrative reasons, the official declaration of National Day was made on August 31, 1957.

Meanwhile Malaysia Day is a public holiday held on 16 September every year to commemorate the establishment of the Malaysian federation on that date in 1963. This event saw Malaya, North Borneo (which was renamed Sabah), Sarawak, and Singapore unite into a single state. Singapore, however, was expelled from the federation less than two years later, on 9 August 1965.