Thaipusam was celebrated a few days ago. The first time I have ever attended the celebration was also my last time. I celebrated it back in 1997 at Batu Caves, Kuala Lumpur. It was not that I was there to celebrate, we Malaysians celebrate everything because we are a multiracial country but most of all if it comes with a holiday we celebrate! I was there more to see for myself something I have read about and seen only on tv. It was really eye opening. :O
Thaipusam is a Hindu celebration by the Tamil community. A better explanation of the celebration can be found here. I was always fascinated by the kavadi bearers. It seems so heavy and so painful being pierced all over. But the most interesting part is that they never bleed and after ceremony no holes remain on the person. That in itself is a miracle. Maybe there is a scientific explanation for it but when I was looking directly at it was awe inspiring.
A multiply blogger in my circle was a photographer took some great shots of this year’s celebrations in Penang, a nothern island state of Malaysia. His photos showed me a different side of Malaysia I never knew. We all learn something new everyday! 🙂
This years celebrations came and went without a peep. I only heard of it only when my sis said that she was going for a mini holiday because there was long weekend. I waiting for the next celebration to roll around so that I can celebrate! Even if we don’t celebrate it here in Italy, I can always have a mini celebration myself! hehehehe!