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Kuala Lumpur Festivals Malaysia

Jan 23 - 23 Jan, 2008 [Thaipusam]
The days of punishment and thanks giving for passionate indous is held in honour of Lord Muruga and Lord Subramaniam. The festival is best experienced in Kuala Lumpur where the deity 's jeweled tank is carried out in a mass procession through the streets of the city, leading to the caves of Batu in Selangor. An unforgettable sight is the thousands of enthusiasts in kavadis of transporting a body-perforation of trance-like state or frames flowers. Thaipusam is celebrated on a large scale Selangor, Penang, Melaka, Johor and Perak. Meeting place: Selangor, Penang, Melaka, Johor, Perak, Kuala Lumpur and Putrajaya
Venue: Selangor, Penang, Melaka, Johor, Perak, Kuala Lumpur and Putrajaya

Feb 1 - 1 Feb, 2008 [Federal Territory Day]
The federal territories of Kuala Lumpur, Labuan and Putrajaya celebrate the day of federal territory with exciting parades, fireworks display, exhibitions and cultural exhibitions. Most events are open the public and does not charge entrance.
Venue: Kuala Lumpur, Labuan & Putrajaya

Feb 7 - 8 Feb, 2008 [Chinese New Year]
The Chinese New Year marks the first day of the lunar calendar and is celebrated over a period of 15 days. The mandarins and stems plum flower are used as decorations in Chinese homes and shops complex for prosperity and good luck. Executions Animated lion and dragon dance accompanied by drums, gongs and cymbals energetic added to the festive atmosphere. The Chinese New Year 's day, family members hold reunion dinners followed by "open houses " for parents and friends.
Venue: Throughout Malaysia

Mar 21 - 21 Mar, 2008 [Good Friday]
Good Friday is the Friday before Easter (Easter always falls on a Sunday). Observed in the states of Sabah and Sarawak
Venue: Sabah, Sarawak

May 19 - 19 May, 2008 [Wesak Day]
This day, Buddhists observe the birth, clarification and the overcoming of lord Buddha. As bids and religious rituals "bathing the Buddha 'singing of holy scriptures, lighting incense sticks and classification of monks usually take place in Buddhist temples. Come nightfall, there will be processions in major cities such as Kuala Lumpur, Johor Bahru, Seremban, Melaka and
Georgetown.
Venue: Throughout Malaysia

May 30 - 31 May, 2008 [Tadau Kaamatan]
The Tadau Kaamatan or harvest festival is celebrated by Sabah's largest ethnic group, the KadazanDusun. Thanksgiving gatherings are held in honour of Bambaazon, the spirit of the paddy for a good harvest. Highlights of the celebrations include the drinking of rice wine or tuak, delicious ethnic cuisine, traditional dances, a Harvest Queen beauty pageant, buffalo racing and traditional merry-making.
Venue: Sabah


Jun 1 - 2 Jun, 2008 [Gawai Dayak]
The Gawai Dayak is celebrated by the Ibans, Orang Ulu and Bidayuh of Sarawak in June to mark the rice harvest - season. The festival sees enchanting traditional ceremonies and dances were held in various "longhouses " or Sarawak communal houses everywhere. Parents and visitors are served wine or tuak rice and chicken cooked in bamboo as well as other traditional delicacies to the many "open houses
Venue: Sarawak

Jun 7 - 7 Jun, 2008 [The Birthday of His Majesty The Yang di-Pertuan Agong]
As constitutional monarchy, the nation celebrates the official birthday of Her Majesty, Di-Pertuan Agong (king of Yang The Malaysia) July 14, 2007. This auspicious occasion is marked by the granting of honors and awards status to those who exceptional service rendered to the country. The highlights include "Assemblement colors" by the armed forces and a central server exhibitions and cultural exhibitions.
Venue: Kuala Lumpur

Aug 31 - 31 Aug, 2008 [Merdeka Day Celebration]
On 31 August 2007 commemorates Malaysia 's year of the fiftieth independence. This historic event is celebrated in joyous mood by Malaysians from all walks of life over a period of one month. The Malaysians show their love for the country by proudly flying Jalur Gemilang or the national flag. A host of activities is held in every state including parades, exhibitions history of Malaysia of the 's and displays of fireworks, resulting in a grand parade held by their Majesties the King and Queen, Prime Minister, honourable and the public.
Venue: Throughout Malaysia

Sep 25 - 25 Sep, 2008 [Mid-Autumn Festival]

The festival Mid-Autumn also known as moon cake Festiva it had its origins during a time of war and oppression in the 4th centuryChina. Today, the event has a way of Malaysian children of all races participate in the colorful lantern processions in a spirit of unity and goodwill.
Venue: Throughout Malaysia

Oct 1 - 2 Oct, 2008 [Hari Raya Aidilfitri]
The end of the fasting period or holy month of Ramadhan leads to Hari Raya Aidilfitri which is celebrated by Muslims around the world. Malaysian Muslims begin their day by visiting the graves of loved, followed by prayers and research the remission of their elders. Parents and friends are invited the many "open houses ", where they are served with a generous spread of food and traditional delicacies. Meeting place: In the whole of Malaysia
Venue: Throughout Malaysia

Oct 27 - 27 Oct, 2008 [Deepavali]

The triumph of evil good finish is celebrated by Hindus as they observe or Deepavali festival of lights in the seventh month of the calendar indou. Across the country, prayers of thanksgiving and cleaning rituals are held in temples and altars of the household.
Venue: Throughout Malaysia

Dec 8 - 9 Dec, 2008 [Hari Raya Aidiladha]
Hari Raya Aidiladha is another event observed by Muslim 's starting on the 10th day of Zulhijjah. This is also the day after pilgrims end of their annual pilgrimage, the hajj in Mecca, Saudi Arabia.
Venue: Throughout Malaysia.

 
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