popular Malaysia festivals

Discussion in 'Malaysia' started by muladi, Oct 28, 2009.

  1. muladi

    muladi New Member

    hello, what are some of the most popular Malaysia festivals to attend? we would like to book our trip to Malaysia to coincide a festival or event....
  2. VacationBuddy

    VacationBuddy Administrator

    hi there,

    - Chinese New Year is one of the most popular Malaysia festivals as it is one of the longest running festivals in Malaysia.

    It starts on the first day of the Chinese lunar calendar and traditionally people exchange gifts of red and orange symbolizing prosperity and good luck.

    - The Hari Raya Aidilfitri or Hari Raya Puasa is one of the most important events in Malaysia for Muslims.

    After a month of fasting during Ramadan in September the first day of Syawal, in the tenth month of the Muslim calendar, is celebrated with the utmost enthusiasm.

    - Christmas and New Years are also huge events in Malaysia.


    - I would suggest to plan well in advance for Malaysia tours and accommodations.

    - Make sure you cover your arms and legs during all Muslim celebrations, especially women.

    Hope this helps
  3. Story books

    Story books New Member

    Nice post and I never read before. That's great observation you did about the events in Malaysia. Thanks for providing this information.
  4. mithroo3cs

    mithroo3cs New Member

    The time celebration Hari Raya i was there. Its amazing and whole the country celebrating as lot of people Muslims.
  5. asiatravelcafe

    asiatravelcafe New Member

    Hariraya, Christmas & Chinese New Year including Deepavali..just on a certain circumstance some of the celebration are not done merrily..but you can still experienced the food & culture!
  6. melliset

    melliset New Member

    Wesak Day is an immensely popular festival of Malaysia. It is celebrated in the month of May and is one of the most auspicious days according to Buddhist calendar. Malaysia International Food Expo and Waterfall festival are other popular festivals in Malaysia.
  7. moer2237

    moer2237 New Member

    The most popular Malaysia festivals will be Hari Raya, Chinese New Year, Christmas & Deepavali. Normally all the above will have 'open house' where tourist are welcome to join the locals to visit some of the minister home including The Prime Minister house as well.

    Prior to Hari Raya, the muslim will be fasting for a month so during that period they will be a lot of food fest esp just before breaking their fast.

    As for Chinese New Year, there will be some Lion Dance performance around prominent area in the city. Personally for Christmas & Deepavali (rangoli kolam), i would like those decoration in big shopping complex such as Suria KLCC, Mid-Valley Megamall & Pavillion.

    Apart from these there are other festival like Thaipusam & mooncake festival.

    Best of luck!
  8. peterlee

    peterlee New Member

    New year eve, Hariraya, Christmas are the some popular festivals. One can enjoy a lot on these occasions. With these, there are many other festivals which are popular among Malay people like Diwali etc.

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