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Festivals Malaysia

As the Islamic calendar is based on moon position, the annual festivals are on a different day every year according to our calendar. In 2014, the Festival of Sacrifice falls on 4 October and lasts for three days. Ramadan (the month of fasting) can cause inconvenience for visitors, as many restaurants are closed during the fasting hours and eating, drinking or smoking in public is not liked by the Muslim population. Chinatown however, stays open. Muslim hosts will still cater for visitors, although be discreet and don’t eat in front of them. In 2014, Ramadan begins on 28 June and runs until 27 July. Eid Al-Fitr, the breakfast festival following Ramadan, begins on 28 July.