Malaysia Festivals & Events

Malaysia Information

Home to a variety of ethnic groups and religions, you would be really unlucky if your trip to Malaysia does not coincide with some sort of religious or secular festival. Most of the religious celebrations here are exuberant, family-oriented affairs (Hari Raya, Chinese New Year, Deepavali, Christmas etc.) but you will also come across some pretty sombre ones i.e. Thaipusam. The best places for large-scale productions of these events are the bigger cities – Kuala Lumpur is undoubtedly the best. Since the timing of most of these festivals is an art than a science (dates are determined according to lunar calendars), if you are keen on seeing them in full swing, check out the dates given in each page of the listed festivals below before you book your trip.

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Malaysia Festival

Deepavali in Malaysia

Deepavali in Malaysia is celebrated by the local Hindu community in commemoration of Lord Rama and his wife, Sita’s Read More...

Chinese New Year in Malaysia

Chinese New Year

Chinese New Year is one of Malaysia’s biggest holidays. Though the date changes each year, the way the festival is Read More...

Hari Raya Aidifitri

Hari Raya Aidilfitri, more known as Eid-ul-fitr, is an annual celebration marking the end of fasting month for Muslims. Read More...

Yearly Events in Malaysia

Le Tour De Langkawi

Le Tour De Langkawi

Le Tour De Langkawi is an annual countrywide cycling competition that starts out in Langkawi. Asia’s biggest bicycle Read More...

Thaipusam in Malaysia

Thaipusam in Malaysia

Thaipusam is an annual festival that occurs in the Hindu month of Thai. A day of penance and thanksgiving, it is a wild Read More...

Pasir Gudang World Kite Festival

Pasir Gudang World Kite Festival

Pasir Gudang World Kite Festival may not receive as much international media coverage as other Malaysian festivals but Read More...

Port Dickson Raptor Watch

Port Dickson Raptor Watch

Raptor Watch may sound like it celebrates prehistoric creatures like the T-Rex or Brontosaurus Rex, but it is actually Read More...

Putrajaya International Hot Air Balloon Fiesta

International Balloon Fiesta

Putrajaya International Hot Air Balloon Fiesta is a Kuala Lumpur event that really makes you sit up and take notice. Read More...

Regatta Lepa Semporna

Regatta Lepa Semporna

Regatta Lepa Semporna is a Sea Gypsy festival showcasing traditional, colourful and ornamental Lepa Lepa boats. This Read More...

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