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Chinese New Year marks the first day of the lunar calendar and is celebrated over a 15 day period. Mandarin oranges and plum blossom stalks are used as decorations in Chinese homes and shopping complexes for prosperity and good luck.

Animated lion and dragon dance performances accompanied by energetic drum, gong and cymbals add to the festive air. On the eve of Chinese New Year, family members hold reunion dinners followed by ‘Open house’ for relatives and friends.

The festival is celebrated over a 15-day period. On the eve of Chinese New Year, family members hold reunion dinners followed by the ‘open house’ for relatives and friends. This is an exciting time to be in Malaysia as visitors are surprised to come upon lion and dragon dance performances in public venues. The abundance of mandarin oranges and stalks of plum blossoms, believed to bring properity and good luck, add to the festive air.

Date : Feb 18, 2007
Venue : Kuala Lumpur
Kuala Lumpur
Phone : +603-2612 7600
Fax : +603-2693 5114
Email : info@heritage.gov.my
Website : http://www.heritage.gov.my