The holy month of ramadhan is gradually made to become a cultural month and this is believed to be part of the government's transformation programme. The fasting month of Ramadan will add splendour to the Kuala Lumpur Festival (KL Festival) 2012, which begins July 1, as it will incorporate cultural programmes appropriate for the occasion.
Information, Communications and Culture Ministry secretary-general Datuk Seri Kamaruddin Siaraf said among others, there would be a halal food fest, a cooking competition, a Ramadan bazaar.
"Local and foreign visitors will be entertained to a nasyid festival and a dikir barat show in the evening after the breaking of fast," he said in an interview on Bernama TV's Hello Malaysia programme.
The event will be enliven with the national flag waving programme as the country prepares for the independence day, he added.
He said the ministry hoped to attract over one million visitors to the KL Festival to sample the cultures of various races and the patriotic fervour in the run-up to the independence day on Aug 31.
The festival with the theme 'Di Sini Semaraknya Seni! (here arts flourishes) will be the seventh organised by the ministry. Over 930,000 visitors made a beeline to the KL Festival last year.