Kuala Lumpur Festivals

With a number of different ethnicities in Kuala Lumpur, it’s no wonder that religious festivals such as Ramadan, Deepavali, Christmas and New Year take precedence here. Celebrations for these festivals are usually done in a grandiose manner, and there is much bonhomie in the homes and streets. Being in the city during a Kuala Lumpur festival is certainly an experience not to be missed. Here are some festivals, religious and cultural which add to Kuala Lumpur’s glory.

If you’re in the city during New Year, then you can join in the festivities at KLCC Park near the Petronas Towers and enjoy the amazing Lake Symphony or sit back and watch the fireworks in the backdrop of the splendid towers.

With its predominantly Muslim population, it’s no wonder that Ramadan is celebrated with a lot of fervour here. There are Ramadan stalls where you can get some delicious and lip smacking dishes such as the famed murtabak or the putu piring. One of the best places to enjoy all this would be in Jalan Masjid India and its adjacent road.

Among the many Kuala Lumpur festivals, Chinese New Year is celebrated with a lot of enthusiasm. There are colourful celebrations that lead up to the festival with lion and dragon dances on the streets and red paper lanterns everywhere. Temples are decorated and there is a fabulous firework display as well.

Christmas can get extremely festive in Kuala Lumpur. The weather is really comfortable and enjoyable and most people head out to some of the malls, which are decorated like winter wonderland. You can be sure to see towering Christmas trees everywhere along with fake snowfall in places like Pavilion.

For the many Indians who live in Kuala Lumpur, Deepavali or Diwali is the festival of lights. Following a massive spring cleaning of homes, Hindus light up their houses with oil lamps and visit other family homes. It’s a time to remember the triumph of good over evil and people dress up in beautiful clothes and light firecrackers.

There are other festivals in Kuala Lumpur as well, such as Thaipusam in Batu Caves or cultural ones such as the International Jazz festival or the Good Vibes festival which are great to catch up on the music scene, both local and international.

Malaysia’s National Day is called Hari Merdeka and is celebrated with parades and other festivities. Celebrated on August 31, the day begins with the Merdeka Day Parade which is glorious and takes place across the Sultan Abdul Samad building.

Kuala Lumpur with its rich confluence of cultures and people is an amazing sight to see during its festivals with our Kuala Lumpur tour packages. If you plan to visit the city, don’t forget to check the SOTC website where there are several deals and offers on Malaysia tour packages which will make your holiday unforgettable.

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