Malaysian festival and events calendar set to spice up your holiday

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Malaysia’s rich and diverse culture is celebrated with a large range of festivals and celebrations every year.

One event on the Malaysian calendar not to be missed is the Hindu Thaipusam Festival at Batu Caves, in Kuala Lumpur. The three day festival involves a spectacular religious procession of thousands of people, decked out in yellow outfits, making their way up to the Batu Caves to honour Lord Murugan (the Hindu God of War). The festival takes place in January or February every year, when the star Pusam is at its highest point. 

Chinese New Year is another fantastic celebration, which sees the streets of Malaysia come alive. Don’t miss the Giant Flags Procession in Chinese New Year, when the streets fill with processions of enormous triangular flags and lanterns, as well as ornately designed floats accompanied by musicians, dancers and magicians.

The Kuala Lumpur Festival is another exciting annual event, featuring a colourful line-up of activities and performances. Launched in 2006, the event has united Malaysians from all walks of life through the spirit of creativity and solidarity.

The Rainforest World Music Festival is the perfect event for music-lovers. Held deep in the jungle only 45 minutes from Sarawak’s capital, Kuching, this eclectic event draws musicians from around the globe to perform and host workshops, and should be high on any music-lover’s itinerary.

For more information on the events and festivals in Malaysia go to: www.tourismmalaysia.com.au.



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