One of the world's most colourful extravaganzas takes place in Kuala Lumpur near the end of May each year. Citrawarna or the Colours of Malaysia is the kick off ceremony for a month-long celebration of the cultural diversity of the people who live in the 14 states and 4 territories that make up that multifaceted country. This event also is one of the celebrations marking the official birthday of the new King of Malaysia, His Majesty The Yang Di-Pertuan Agong. In a kaleidoscope of colourful ethnic costumes, a procession of nearly six thousand Malaysians entered Merdeka Square. This event colours of Malaysia to showed visitors from throughout the world that people of vastly different cultural and ethnic backgrounds can live harmoniously and happily in one country.