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Kuala Lumpur Festival - Events
Kuala Lumpur Festivals and Events Guide - TravelPuppy.com
Thaipusam Jan/Feb, Hindu celebration, Batu Caves
Chinese New Year 1 Feb, streamers, fireworks, and balloons abound as the city celebrates its birthday, throughout the city
KL International Tower Jump 1 Feb, this integral part of the Federal Territory Day celebrations includes a six-hour period of base jumping from the towering Menara Kuala Lumpur, Menara Kuala Lumpur
Chinese New Year February, a 15-day celebration with lion and dragon dances, throughout the city
Malaysia Sevens International Rugby Tournament Mar, Petaling Jaya Stadium
Awal Muharram (Muslim New Year) Feb, celebrated by attending religious talks and performances of spiritual singing or Nasyid, 1 Muharram, throughout the city
Wesak Day May, Buddhist celebration of the birth of Buddha, throughout the city, particularly Jalan Gasing and the International Buddhist Temple
Prophet Muhammed’s Birthday May, processions to show solidarity of believers, 12 Rabi’ I, throughout the city
Colours of Malaysia June, a month-long celebration of Malaysian culture featuring traditional performances, fantastic costumes and exquisite food, throughout the city
Merdeka Celebrations Aug-Sep, a month-long festival celebrating Malaysia’s independence, throughout the city
Merdeka Eve Celebrations End of Aug, celebration of Malaysia’s independence with carnival-style festivities and a countdown to midnight, Independence Square
KL International Gourmet Festival Sep, a month-long celebration of gourmet food with the city’s top restaurants creating special menus, at participating restaurants
KL International Motor Show Sep, one of the largest motor shows in South East Asia, Putra World Trade Centre
Moon Festival Sep, Chinese celebration of the 15th night of the 8th lunar month, with colourful lanterns and gifts of moon cakes, Chinatown
Ramadan Oct, Muslim fasting, throughout Ramadan, throughout the city
Deepavali Oct/Nov, the ‘Festival of Light’ is the main Hindu celebration commemorating the triumph of good over evil, when homes light up with oil lamps, throughout the city
F1 Petronas Malaysia Grand Prix Oct, Sepang International Circuit
Hari Raya Aidilfitri Oct, two days of joyful celebration marking the end of Ramadan, throughout the city
Malaysia Mega Sale Carnival Dec, another discounted shopping bonanza featuring Malaysian Fashion Week and Made in Malaysia exhibition, throughout the city
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