Special holiday for my state
December 14, 2015 7:07am CST
Today is a special holiday for my state. Our state has won the Malaysia Cup (football) yesterday and thus the government declared today as a public holiday. As a stay-at-home mom, it doesn't really matter to me. I guess students and employees will be happy for getting a day off, but I heard that some employers might not be happy with it. I remember my country has declared this kind of special holiday once, when we have won the Thomas Cup in year 1992, and declared the next day as public holiday. I wonder when the country has won the World Cup or Olympics, that country will declare a public holiday. Have you ever had this kind of special and surprise holiday?
11 people like this
15 Dec 15
It's quite nice, but I think it's a bit weird as well. It's not an International competition, but just a national competition, there must be a state that wins this every year, but I don't think the other states have declared it as a holiday before. Perhaps it's something special for our state this year.
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
14 Dec 15
I'm happy for your country. No, we have our fixed holidays and no other ones are on the calendar. The US has won many Olympic titles and such, so we're used to seeing our sports heroes do well, but we don't get a special day because of it.
15 Dec 15
So the students and employees are very happy for sure for additional holiday such as this! We don't have these kind of holidays in our country. Life goes on even if here were significant international titles won. Although, due recognition is being given to the people involved.
19 Dec 15
This is something that Singapore never will learn from Malaysia. When Mr Lee Kuan Yew passed away, we did not get public holiday for it. Many of us were very disappointed. It is not everyday that a founding father of a country passes away, and we do expect a day of mourning to be declared as a public holiday. There is no way Singapore will declare a holiday over a championship in sports.