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[QUIZ] Only A True 'Sejarah' Whiz Could Get 10/10 On This Hari Kebangsaan Quiz

"Merdeka! Merdeka! Merdeka!" or so we thought.

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Do you remember celebrating Hari Kebangsaan in primary school?

I'll always have fond memories of lining up during that one special perhimpunan where we'd sing our hearts out to patriotic songs while waving hand-drawn Jalur Gemilang.

And every year without fail, my drawing would end up looking something like this:

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I tried, I really did.

However, the celebration is so much more than just flag-waving and singing songs

The struggle for independence started long before the historic moment at Dataran Merdeka on 31 August 1957.

We did a bit of digging and found that some of our national symbols had surprising origins too.

What's the story behind the Jalur Gemilang? Why was 31 August 1957 chosen as the date when Hari Kebangsaan was first celebrated?

Try the quiz below to find out!

So, how? Are you truly an anak Malaysia?

It's okay if you didn't get everything right. We were so sure Tunku Abdul Rahman chanted 'Merdeka' three times as well.

But now that you know, share this quiz with your friends and see which of you is the sejarah buff.

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74-year-old Pak Wan will be reliving his teenage dream by making the 500km journey from Kota Bahru to Kuala Lumpur on bicycle:

Still a little confused as to the difference between Hari Kebangsaan and Hari Malaysia? Check out this catchy song and you'll never forget:

Test yourself and see which of these lagu-lagu patriotik you can remember: