The Chinese New Year which marks the first day of the lunar calendar is celebrated for 15 days and this is the most important annual festival for the Chinese community.
The next Chinese New Year is The ”Year of the Rat”. According to tradition, the Chinese houses, the shopping centers, the present baskets are all decorated with blooming branches of apples and mandarin oranges. The use of the fresh and smelling flowers symbols plenty and good luck.
The holiday atmosphere is emphasized by lions and dragon dolls that stir according to gong, cymbals and drums tones. In the eve of the festival, families gather for a holiday meal to whom relatives and friends are invited.
This is an exciting time to be in Malaysia to stay and watch together with locals and tourists the traditional beautiful events.