Chinese New Year in Malaysia 2025

Where: Throughout the country and, ,
When: Wednesday, January 29, 2025
Happy Chinese New Year - Photo by: Gordon Johnson (
Happy Chinese New Year
Photo by: Gordon Johnson (

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 Snake”. 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.

For accommodations, check the most recommended hotels in Kuala Lumpur and around, most of them suggest FREE CANCELLATION option or NO PREPAYMENT NEEDED – PAY AT THE PROPERTY:
Accommodations around Kuala Lumpur:

Event Related Information

Contact details:
Tourism Malaysia
17th Floor, Menara Dato' Onn,
Putra World Trade Centre, 45, Jalan Tun Ismail, 50480
Kuala Lumpur Phone: +603-2615 8188
Fax: +603-2693 5884 / 2693 0207 Tourism Infoline:
1-300-88-5050 (within Malaysia only)
Contact Email:

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As unforeseen circumstances can arise, the details of events are subject to change. We highly recommend checking with the organizers before making any travel arrangements to ensure up-to-date information.

Country Information

Kuala Lumpur
ringgit (MYR)
Voltage and Frequency:
230V 50Hz
Dialing country code:
Time Zone:
UTC +8 , (Summer +8)
Bahasa Melayu (official), English, Chinese (Cantonese, Mandarin, Hokkien, Hakka, Hainan, Foochow), Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, Panjabi, Thai
note: in East Malaysia there are several indigenous languages; most widely spoken are Iban and Kadazan.
Southeastern Asia, peninsula bordering Thailand and northern one-third of the island of Borneo, bordering Indonesia, Brunei, and the South China Sea, south of Vietnam.
Tropical; annual southwest (April to October) and northeast (October to February) monsoons.
Information email:
Tourist website:
Information address:
Tourism Malaysia Office Kuala Lumpur 17th Floor, Menara Dato' Onn, Putra World Trade Centre, 45, Jalan Tun Ismail, 50480 Kuala Lumpur Phone: +603-2615 8188 Fax: +603-2693 5884 / 2693 0207 Tourism Infoline: 1-300-88-5050 (within Malaysia only)
Malaysia background and overview
During the late 18th and 19th centuries, Great Britain established colonies and protectorates in the area of current Malaysia; these were occupied by Japan from 1942 to 1945. In 1948, the British-ruled territories on the Malay Peninsula formed the Federation of Malaya, which became independent in 1957. Malaysia was formed in 1963 when the former British colonies of Singapore and the East Malaysian states of Sabah and Sarawak on the northern coast of Borneo joined the Federation. The first several years of the country's history were marred by Indonesian efforts to control Malaysia, Philippine claims to Sabah, and Singapore's secession from the Federation in 1965. During the 22-year term of Prime Minister MAHATHIR bin Mohamad (1981-2003), Malaysia was successful in diversifying its economy from dependence on exports of raw materials, to expansion in manufacturing, services, and tourism.
[Courtesy of The World Factbook]

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