Festivals in numbers


2015 is the Year of Festivals for Malaysia. The tagline, “Endless Celebrations”, showcases Malaysia as a tourist destination with bountiful and diverse cultures and festivities.

The Malaysian Tourism Promotion Board (popularly known as Tourism Malaysia) under the Ministry of Culture, Arts and Tourism is tasked to promote Malaysia domestically and internationally. One of the functions of Tourism Malaysia is to organise effective promotional tourism programmes. One hundred fifty-one festivals and events are listed in the Tourism Malaysia calendar for 2015 (Figure 1).

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