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Kuala Lumpur Calendar and Events

Anyone visiting Malaysia for the first time would not cease to be amazed by the number of festivals and events that are happening the whole year around. Malaysia, with its mix of ethnic races which include Malays, descendants of the Bugis and Javanese, Chinese, Indian and others, features a colourful potpourri of cultural traditions. Many of these traditions are expressed through the festivals that take place the whole year round!

Chinese New Year

A celebration lasting for 15 days beginning from the first day of the Chinese lunar calendar. The Chinese community ushers in the new year with a joyful family reunion dinner, a visit to the temple to seek the blessings of the God of Prosperity and by giving ang pow or red packets containing money given by parents to their children or among relatives and well wishers.



This day of penance and thanksgiving for Hindus begins with a grand procession of the magnificent silver chariot bearing the statue of Lord Subramaniam, the God of Prosperity. In an atmosphere electric with drumming and chanting, holy water is sprinkled on the deitys route and thousands of fresh coconuts are smashed, symbolising the washing away of sins. This popular celebration is held at Batu Caves and attended by tens of thousands of people every year.

Hari Raya Haji

The conclusion of the pilgrimage in Mecca is marked by the Hari Raya Aidil Adha celebrations. Sacrifies of cattle or goats are made by Muslims to commemorate Prophet Abrahams test of faith by God when he was asked to sacrifice his son.

Awal Muharram

Maal Hijrah, the first day of the new Islamic calendar year, is celebrated on a moderate scale with gatherings at public halls and mosques where special prayers, sermons and Quranic recitals are held to usher in the Muslim new year.

Wesak Day

Wesak is celebrated by Buddhists to commemorate the birth, enlightenment and death of Buddha - all three events having taken place on the same lunar date according to Buddhist reckoning. Buddhists observe a vegetarian diet to cleanse themselves prior to the occasion.


For the Hindus, Deepavali or the Festival of Lights signifies the triumph of good over evil. Celebrated during the 7th month of the Hindu calendar, a traditional oil bath precedes the festivities. The celebration includes visits to temples and prayers at household altars. Hindu homes are adorned with lights or oil lamps to symbolise the victory of Lord Krishna over the demon, Ravana.

Sarawak Gawai Festival

The end of the padi harvesting season in Sarawak is cause for joyous celebration as the indigenous Ibans and Bodayuhs indulge in much merry-making, traditional dancing and drinking of tuak, a potent rice wine.

Sabah Kaamatan Festival

Ancient traditions, rites and customs are the order of the day as the indigenous Kadazan-Dusun of Sabah offer thanksgiving for a bountiful harvest. The Magavau, a cleansing and blessing ritual performed by the Bobohizan or high priestess will keep you spellbound.

Gem Fairs Kuala Lumpur – Celebrations Throughout The Year

Kuala Lumpur fairs are great ways to celebrate the wonderful culture and craftsmanship belonging to the city. Those planning a trip to the city are advised to consider one of these events as part of their excursion to experience the magnificence of these fairs.  

At the same time, if you wish to explore information to relocate to Kuala Lumpur, you can refer to, the complete resource guide about the city. The website can also be visited for similar information associated with various cities of the world. The following discussion is meant to inform you about important fairs of Kuala Lumpur.


Malaysia International Jewelry Fair (MIJF)

MIJF is the world-class jewelry fair that displays gold and silver plated jewelry, along with jewelry designed using metals, crystals, cubic zirconia, enamel, beads, shells and gemstones. Fashion watches, hair ornaments, handbags and purses are other items put on display at this fair.

Useful Information for Malaysia International Jewelry Fair 2009

Venue: Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre (KLCC)

Date: July 09-12, 2009

Organizer: Elite Expo Sdn. Bhd.



Auto Fair

The fair is meant to showcase cars in various categories like family cars, SUVs, vans and so on. Finance companies, insurance companies, anti-theft product companies and many other visitors participate in the fair.

Useful Information for Auto Fair 2009

Venue: Crowne Plaza Hotel, Kuala Lumpur

Date: July 04-06,2009

Organizer: Sutha Success Enterprise, 18, Jalan Pegawai, Sungai Petani, Malaysia,

        Tel: +(60)-(16)-4441561,



Malaysia International Food and Beverage Trade Fair

Fresh and dried fruits, vegetables, cured meats, dairy products, frozen food, organic products and many other food products are displayed through this event. Also, the fair hosts a huge variety of beverages. 

Useful Information for Malaysia International Food and Beverage Trade Fair 2009

Venue: Putra World Trade Centre, Kuala Lumpur

Date: July 09-11, 2009

Organizer: Expomal International Sdn. Bhd.



Malaysia Jewelry Fair

As the name suggests, the fair will display jewelry designs prepared using diamonds, platinum, pearl, gold, silver, gemset, along with antique jewelry. Watches and gemstones are other entities that will be exhibited during the event.

Useful Information for Malaysia Jewelry Fair 2009

Venue: Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre (KLCC)

Date: October 08-11, 2009

Organizer: Asia Exhibition Holdings Limited



Malaysia Home Fair

Malaysia Home Fair is the great event to witness a huge variety of home decors, interior designs, curtains, kitchen cabinets, outdoor furniture, electrical appliances and many other similar products. 

Useful Information for Malaysia Home Fair 2009

Venue: Mid Valley Exhibition Centre, Level 4, Midvalley Megamall, Batu 2 2/1, Jalan Klang Lama 58000, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Date: October 30 – November 01, 2009

Organizer: X Two media, 45-A, Jalan Gaya 27, Taman Gaya, Ulu Tiram, Malaysia,



Kuala Lumpur is truly called the host of a number of colorful events and it is clear from the list of fairs discussed above. There are many other fairs and festivals of Kuala Lumpur that are eligible events to be visited.