Kuala Lumpur - What's On When?
January - Chinese New Year
The Chinatown district sees dragon dances, firecrackers and plenty of Chinese food to help bring in the New Year.
February - Thaipusam
A public holiday and Hindu religious festival with a grand procession that leads to the Batu Caves.
March - Petronas Malaysia Grand Prix
A prime event in the international Formula 1 schedule that takes place at the Sepang International Circuit.
April - Malaysia Technology Expo
View the latest advances to technology and services at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre.
May - Colours of Malaysia
The country's premier cultural celebration with traditional performances, vibrant parades and exhibitions of arts and crafts.
June - Prophet's Birthday
An official holiday during which many attractions are closed so that the muslim populace can celebrate the Prophet Muhammad's birthday.
July - Malaysia Contemporary Art Tourism Festival
The city's Malaysians are united in a spirit of solidarity and creativity as they stage a range of colourful performances and activities.
August - Hungry Ghost Festival
This annual Halloween-style festival is to appease malcontent ghosts by holding religious parades and burning paper 'sacrifices' at various locations.
September - Mid-Autumn Festival
A traditional festival across all of Malaysia and devoted to the large full moon, with carnivals, fire dragons, paper lanterns and moon cakes.
October - Kuala Lumpur Eco Film Festival
A free festival featuring international and local environmental films.
November - Deepavali
This vital Hindu 'Festival of Lights' features street décor, festive stalls, henna tattoos, colourful Indian clothing and spicy food.
December - Cuti Cuti Malaysia Dance Festival
Dataran Merdeka is the location for a dance and culture festival that epitomises all that is Malaysian and has 15000 participants.