Patriotic songs contain lyrics that stir our hearts and fill our ears with happy upbeat music. They create feelings of pride, loyalty and devotion towards a country. Malaysia has many patriotic songs. One of the best-loved songs is 'Tanggal 31 Ogos'. This song was first made famous in 1982 by the late talented singer Datuk Sudirman Haji Arshad. You can check out the YouTube for his song. Practise singing the song. Given below is the English translation of the song. Let's sing it together!

On the thirty-first
The month of August, 1957
Merdeka, Merdeka
definitely Merdeka
It will surely go down in history
On the thirty-first
The month of August, 1957
A noble day, a joyful day,
Celebrate it with the spirit of freedom
Come, citizens of Malaysia
Together let's celebrate our
independence, Merdeka!
Thirty first of the month of August,
fifty seven
A noble day, my country is free (2X)
Merdeka, Merdeka, Merdeka.........!