One of the most popular Mah Meri Festival is the Hari Moyang or Spirit’s Day. It starts after the Chinese New Year for a period of 1 month. All the 10 different villages in and around Carey Island celebrate this day but separately.
It is not exactly known how the date is chosen but it is commonly accepted that the date comes from the spirits through the dreams of the elders. The Spirit’s day may be cancelled or postponed due to events like death or other calamities.