Malaysia's National Day is one of the popular festivals of Kuala Lumpur. It is celebrated as a national holiday on the 31st day of August. It is on this day that Malaysia was declared as an independent country. The people of Kuala Lumpur come together to celebrate this event. The Malaysian flag, known as Jalur Germilang, is hoisted in all the government buildings of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia's largest city.
Malaysia's National Day is characterized by public performances and parades. Parades begin from Merdeka Square with His Majesty as the presiding guest of the event. Many political leaders of the country also participate in the event, which is watched by a large number of spectators. Public performances, which are organized during this time, are held at Independence Square. The whole city of Kuala Lumpur is decorated with parti-colored lights and other decorative. Replica of Malaysian flag is also used to decorate the public squares and market places. On this occasion, many exhibitions and competitions are also staged in Kuala Lumpur.