I’ve been seeing this word recently. I guess most of the Malaysian know what does this word means right away. 🙂

DeepaRaya – Deepavali & Hari Raya.

Extracted from wikipedia,
DeepaRaya is a Malaysian portmanteau combining the names of the Deepavali and Hari Raya festivals, which are traditionally celebrated by ethnic Indians and Malays respectively in Malaysia. The word came about because of the occasional coincidental timing of the Hindu festival Deepavali and the Muslim festival of Eid ul-Fitr, referred to in the Malay language as Hari Raya Aidilfitri. In this sense, it is similar to the portmanteau of Kongsi Raya, which combines the Chinese New Year with Hari Raya.

Hm… just a small question, I wonder who is the inventor of this word, and, surprisingly, deepa cames before raya.. :p


一条回应 to “DeepaRaya”

  1. Next year it would be Rayadeepa :p

    Btw, pre wishes to u on ur BIG DAY




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