Stopover in Kuala Lumpur

Festivals and Events

Stopover in Kuala Lumpur - Festivals and EventsChinese New Year (January/February)

Chinese New Year is a joyous occasion celebrated with feasts and lion dances to ward off evil spirits and usher in the lunar new year. Family reunion dinners are a must among the Chinese on the eve of the new year.

Malaysia Fest (September)

This is the annual showcase of Malaysia’s cultural heritage and culinary delights. For two weeks, the major hotels and shopping complexes join forces to feature the culture, cuisine and handicrafts of various states in Malaysia.

Christmas (25 December)

Midnight services are held at churches on Christmas eve. In KL, the revelry and Yuletide spirit of Christmas is enjoyed by Christians and non-Christians alike.

Deepavali (October/November)

Deepavali or the “Festival of Lights” is a Hindu celebration to mark the triumph of good over evil. Hindu homes are emblazoned with lights to symbolize the triumph.

Floral Festival (July)

Kuala Lumpur blossoms during this time with decorated side-walks and buildings, flora hunts, flower sales and exhibitions of Malaysia’s diverse flora at public gardens, hotel lobbies and shopping malls. The festival culminates in a spectacular international floral parade featuring floral floats in spectacular colours.

Shopping Carnival (October)

There are bargains galore at shopping complexes in KL during this two-week long shopping extravaganza which offers attractive discounts on various products.

KL City Day (1 February)

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

National Day (31 August)

The National Day is celebrated with parades and public performances at the Independence Square. KL will be decorated and adorned with lights for the grand annual occasion.

Hari Raya Aidilfitri

Hari Raya Adilfitri is celebrated by Muslims after the month-long Ramadan fasting. Muslims usher in the festival with prayers in the mosques followed by receiving well-wishers in their homes.



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