Holidays and Celebrations

Hari Raya Aidil Fitri

Hari Raya Aidil Fitri is celebrated by Muslims after the month-long Ramadan (Fasting month). Muslims usher in the new year with prayers in the mosques followed by receiving well-wishers in their homes.

Chinese New Year (January/February)

Chinese New Year is a joyous time when friends and relatives give each other "angpows" - red packets with a gift of cash as a token of prosperity - and celebrate with feasts and lion dances to ward off evil spirits and usher in the lunar new year. Family reunion dinners are a must among Chinese on the eve of the new year.

City Day (1 February)

Kuala Lumpur commemorates its declaration as a Federal Territory on 1 February with festivities centred at Taman Tasik Perdana, its premier lake gardens and Taman Titiwangsa.

Flora Festival/Parade (July)

Kuala Lumpur, the Garden City blooms even lovelier during this week!. There will be flora hunts, flower sales, exhibitions of Malaysia's diverse flora at public gardens, and hotel lobbies. Shopping complexes will also be attractively-displayed with floral arrangements. The week culminates in a spectacular international Floral Parade.

National Day (31 August)

The country celebrates it's independence on 31 August with parades and shows. Towns and cities throughout Malaysia will be gaily decorated and adorned with lights for the grand occasion.

Malaysia Fest (September)

For two weeks, all the major hotels and shopping complexes join forces to feature the culture, cuisine and handicrafts of the various states in Malaysia.

Shopping Carnival (October)

Bargains galore at shopping establishments in Kuala Lumpur, Johor Bahru and Penang during this annual two- week shopping extravaganza.

Deepavali (October/November)

Deepavali, the "Festival of Lights" is a celebration which marks the triumph of good over evil. During this festival, Hindu homes are emblazoned with lights to symbolize this triumph.

Christmas (25 December)

Christmas is celebrated by Christians similar to any other part of the world. Midnight services are held at churches on Christmas eve. Shopping centres, hotels, old folks homes and children's homes echo with beautiful carols. The revelry and yuletide spirit of Christmas is enjoyed by Christians and non-Christians alike.

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