- Join in the Merdeka Month celebrations in Kuala Lumpur

June 26, 2010 (PRLEAP.COM) Travel News can announce that anyone who is planning a stay in Kuala Lumpur hotels in August is sure to enjoy the atmosphere of the city as the whole of Malaysia celebrates Merdeka Month.

The festivities are set to last throughout August 2010 as the country marks its 53rd year of independence from British colonial rule, which led to the Federation of Malaya becoming known as Malaysia.

Understandably for such an important occasion, the locals tend to celebrate it in typically high-spirited fashion and a number of cultural activities are planned throughout the month.

People who are staying in Kuala Lumpur hotels during the 31 days of the party season will be treated to a series of flamboyant and colourful parades, while fireworks displays are also commonplace throughout the period.

Flag-raising ceremonies can be witnessed across Malaysia, with houses, shopping centres, market stalls and cars all set to be decked out in the Jalur Gemilang.

Traditionally, the festivities were often restricted to Kuala Lumpur itself, but in recent times they have become far more widespread, meaning that people who want to spend some time away from the capital will still be able to enjoy Merdeka Month.

All of these activities take place in the run-up to Independence Day itself, which is commemorated at the end of August.

Posted by Delia Jones

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