Recently, 'Open House' culture to be common among people of Malaysia when the major festival days. The culture of open house in Malaysia should be continued and maintained because a lot benefits. With open house, facilitate we to visit family members,friends, neighbours and relatives because because the date has been set. Next, This practice certainly strengthen the relationship and unity among members of the community. This matter would be create a society that lives in peace and harmony.
Diversity of races, religions and cultures is a significant characteristic of our nation. Malaysia is a multiracial country with a rich cultural heritage. Unique to Malaysia is the 'Open House' culture where during the various cultural and religious festival like Hari Raya, Chinese New Year, Deepavali, Gawai Day and others, friends and families and even strangers would visit the homes of those who are celebrating the festival, to wish them well and enjoy the feast prepared by the hosts. Although the visitors may be from different races, they still can tolerate with each other and live under the same roof where they celebrate the festival together. This will help to strengthen the ties among themselves.
The open house culture will strengthen unity among the racial in our country. While attending the open house, the guests will to mingle with other guests. Thus, of course this will allow them to mingle and understanding of each other. Therefore, indirectly unity and understanding among the guests who are from various backgrounds will be able to be strengthened. It is clear that open house culture in Malaysia held every year has many benefits.
Beside that, while attending the open house, the guests which consists from different races will understand the culture and customs of other races. they celebrate the festival together, although their different backgrounds, cultures and religions. For example, the Malays, Chinese, Indian, Iban, Kadazan will celebrate Hari Raya, China New Year, Deepavali day along with the Malays and vice versa. In fact, they will be able to learn the culture and customs of other races and try to understand. This will certainly create a healthy culture in a multiracial society in our country.
besides goodness, there are also disadvantages of the open house. For example, a problem to take care of at the open house which was held. This is because of the attitude of the guests who has attend, which do not care about cleanliness. They did not care for hygiene and throwing rubbish,food scraps or food parcels in over the place. this will cause problems when the open house was ended and trouble the organizers to clean up all rubbish. Thus, This matter must be looked so that the guests will take care of hygiene and did not discolour the place.
Finally, the other disadvantages is there is the selfish and disregard the other person. In this case, this will cause problems and inconvenience to others who were present during the occasion. There are guests who frantic while taking food and greed take a lot of food. If they finish the food definitely is not a problem , but if they do not finish the meal ? This matter certainly cause wastage occurs, whereas there are others who may not get food.
In conclusion, the culture of open house should be understood in depth by all parties. Malaysia is unique that it has diversity of races, religions and cultures, a stable and peaceful environment. Those are important characteristic of our nation. It is rich of cultural heritage.