- Lantern Festival will light up your stay in Kuala Lumpur

August 13, 2010 (PRLEAP.COM) Travel News reports Kuala Lumpur will be the venue for the Lantern Festival, a truly illuminating experience which will be remembered by visitors of all ages.

The event takes place every year on the 15th day in the eighth month of the Chinese Lunar calendar, which means that the 2010 spectacle will be held on September 18th.

Known throughout other parts of the world as the Mid-Autumn Festival, the occasion is marked by a procession of lanterns through the streets of the Malaysian capital, which is sure to be enjoyed by tourists staying in Kuala Lumpur hotels.

The date is significant for a number of reasons. It is the time when Chinese farmers celebrate the end of their summer harvesting and it also runs parallel to the time of year at which the moon is thought to be at its fullest and roundest.

Youngsters and older travellers alike will relish the sight, according to Tourism Malaysia, which describes the celebrations as a "delightful event for visitors of all ages".

As well as the procession, locals also celebrate the Lantern Festival by making the event's signature dish, the mooncake. These delicious pastry treats come in many different forms and are baked especially for the occasion.

The fillings for these cakes can include lotus seed paste, jujube paste and mashed durian.

For more information on this event, visit the Tourism Malaysia website or contact the organiser on (+60) 1 300 22 8688. recommends a variety of Kuala Lumpur accommodation, including the Traders Hotel Kuala Lumpur.

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