Kuala Lumpur boasts of a multi-ethnic and multi-cultural society and the Festivals in Kuala Lumpur reflects the multiculturalism of the city. People of different religion and community live in peace and harmony and celebrate their festivals. The major festivals in Kuala Lumpur are Chinese New Year, Christmas, Deepavali and Hari Raya Aidilfitri.
Chinese New Year is celebrated in the month of January or February. It is celebrated with feasts and lion dances. The lion dance signifies the driving away of evil spirits and the ushering of the new year.
Christmas is celebrated on 25 December with a lot of fervor. Midnight services are held at churches of the city and on the eve of Christmas shopping centers, hotels, and children's homes reverberate with beautiful carols. The festival is not only limited to the Christians only but also celebrated by the non-Christians with a lot of enthusiasm and excitement.
Deepavali or the "Festival of Lights" is a Hindu festival that is celebrated in the month of October or November. The festival marks the victory of good over evil. During the festival people decorate their houses with lights and sweets are distributed among the neighbors, friends and relatives.
Hari Raya Aidil Fitri is a Muslim festival that marks the end of the month-long Ramadan or the fasting month. During this festival people visit mosques and pray to God, thus ushering in the New Year.
Apart these there are other festivals that are celebrated with fanfare and enthusiasm like the Malaysia Fest, Floral Festival, Shopping Carnival and KL City Day.
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