Do you know tomorrow is not only an important religious day for Christians but also a cultural celebration for the Tamils, Malayalees, Sikhs and Thais.

Many of us in Bintulu probably never heard of these cultural celebrations – as Tamils, Malayalees, Sikhs and Thais population in Bintulu is rather small.

The Tamils, Malayalees, and Thais will rejoice in their respective new year celebrations of Puthandu, Vishu and Songkran. The Sikhs will observe Vaisakhi to commemorate the formation of the Khalsa.

Saint Anthony Church, Bintulu. (Facebook/Mathew J Hassan)

Overall five million Malaysian will observe these religious and cultural events tomorrow.

Malaysian Consultative Council of Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Sikhism and Taoism (MCCBCHST) chairman Jagir Singh said it would be a great opportunity for all Malaysians to unite in prayer.

Council of Churches of Malaysia’s general-secretary Rev Dr. Hermen Shastri said churches would offer prayers for Christians persecuted around the world, those killed in the recent Egypt bombings, and the disappearance of Pastor Raymond Koh and Pastor Joshua Hilmy and his wife.