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Chinese New Year Celebration 2017 PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 24 January 2017 11:02

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Date: 28 & 29 January 2017

Chinese New Year is celebrated on the first day of the Lunar Calendar with each year ushering in a zodiac animal ruling sign. 2017 is the year of the Rooster. As Penang is the home of a sizable Chinese population, Chinese New Year is one of the most significant celebrations here. Celebrations usually start on the eve of Chinese New Year where family members gather for a Reunion Dinner to enjoy traditional Chinese delicacies. Public is invited to be part of the celebration by attending the Chief Minister’s Chinese New Year Open House on 28th January at SPICE Arena.

Penang State Tourism wish you a Happy Chinese New Year and Gong Xi Fa Cai in advanced.

 
Pai Ti Kong Festival 2017 PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 24 January 2017 10:54

Pai Ti Kong

Date: 4 February

Venue: Jade Emperor God's Temple ( Ti Kong Tua), Bukit bendera 

The 9th day of Chinese New Year, also known as Ti Kong Seh in Hokkien (Jade Emperor God's birthday) is celebrated on a grand scale by the Hokkien clan to commemorate their forefathers escape in ancient China. This day is also the first day of Hokkien New Year. At the stroke of midnight, prayers are performed with much gaiety with offerings of food, fruits, liquor and sugarcane stalks to the Jade Emperor God.

 
Thaipusam Celebration in Penang PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 24 January 2017 10:51

IMG 1950eDate: 9 February

Venue: from Little India to Waterfall Temple via Dato Keramat Road,

Main venue: Arulmigu Balathandayuthapani Waterfall Temple

Thaipusam is celebrated during the full moon of the 10th month in the Hindu calendar and signifies the victory of good over evil. During this celebration, a pilgrimage procession takes place to bring the statue of Lord Muruga on a chariot led by more than 60 kavadis from Little India to the Arulmigu Balathandayuthapani hilltop temple at Waterfall...

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Penang celebrates Chinese New Year with Hot Air Balloons PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 24 January 2017 10:46

hab13Date:  4th and 5th February

Time: 7.00am – 9.30pm

Venue: Padang Polo (Polo Ground), Penang

The Penang Hot Air Balloon Fiesta returns for the 3rd consecutive year! Here’s another chance for you to float above Padang Polo (Polo Ground) in Penang on a huge hot air balloon. From 7.00am to 9.30pm, it will be held on 4th and 5th February 2017, which is the 8th and 9th day of Chinese New Year. What better way to celebrate this festivity with your family and friends where there’ll be loads...

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Last Updated on Tuesday, 24 January 2017 10:50
 
Chinese New Year Eve Countdown Celebrations PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 19 January 2017 09:44

CNY count down2eDate: 27 January 2017

Time: 9.00pm – 1.00am

Venue: Tow Boo Kong, Butterworth Temple

Celebrate Chinese New Year Eve at Tow Boo Kong Temple Butterworth with exciting cultural performances, variety of entertainment shows and a grand display of fireworks at the stroke of Midnight to welcome the New Year. Apart from that, more than 100 pieces of Taiwanese lanterns will be displayed at the temple from 27 January to 11 February 2017.

Besides that, the temple will also be organizing a massive...

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Snake Temple Celebration 2017 PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 19 January 2017 09:38

Snake temple celebrationDate: 1 February 2017

Venue: Snake Temple (Ban Ka Lan)

The “Fire Watching” ceremony is a traditional ceremony to predict the economy outlook of Penang. This special prayer is also conducted to commemorate the birthday of Cheng Chooi Chor Soo Kong Deity of the temple which falls on 2 February.

The ceremony is an annual event that attracts dedicated devotees not only from Penang but also Indonesia and Thailand to this famous Snake Temple which was formerly known as Ban Ka Lan in...

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Last Updated on Thursday, 19 January 2017 09:44
 
Chinese Cultural Heritage Celebration 2017 PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 19 January 2017 09:37

CCHC2Date: 3 February

Time: 4.00pm-12.00am

Venue: Esplanade, Light Street, King Street, Penang Street, Church Street, Bishop Street & Beach Street

Every year during the Chinese New Year, the public looks forward to the state's annual Chinese New Year event – Penang Chinese New Year Celebration. It has become a norm for Penangites to take to the streets and soak in the festive mood throughout the island with friends and families.

There are abundant fun and interesting activities during the...

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Chap Goh Meh Celebration 2017 PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 19 January 2017 09:35

f882d688-226c-4b7a-9f2f-7c4d11f8a0efDate: 11 February

Time: 7.00pm-11.00pm

         *Fireworks display at 10.30pm

Venue: Fort Cornwallis, Penang

Chap Goh Meh is celebrated on the 15thnight of the Lunar New Year, it is also known as the Chinese Valentine’s Day. On this night, with the full moon shining down, young ladies of marrying age venture out to popular sea promenades to throw oranges into the sea, wishing for a good soul mate.

The Penang State Tourism will also be organizing a celebration that night...

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Last Updated on Thursday, 19 January 2017 09:43
 
Pongal Festival 2017 PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 13 January 2017 10:12

Pongal 04Date: 14 January

Pongal is a Hindu 'thanksgiving' festival traditionally dedicated to the Sun God Surya to thank the solar deity for a bountiful harvest.

The word Pongal literally means "boiling over" and refers to the ritual of boiling freshly harvested rice and milk until it spills out of the pot. The boiling over is believed to bring good luck and prosperity to the household. The moment the rice boils over and bubbles out of the pot, Hindus will shout "Ponggalo Pongal".

The saying "Thai...

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Kek Lok Si Temple Display of Lights 2017 PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 13 January 2017 10:08

Kek Lok Si 01Date: 23 January – 24 February

Venue: Kek Lok Si Temple

Temple of Supreme Bliss in the Hokkien dialect, the Kek Lok Si Temple is a crowd puller and famous tourist attraction, especially during the Chinese New Year.

Devotees from far and near flock to this 126-year-old temple for its annual lighting display which showcases more than 10,000 lights. It is believed this act of faith will bring them peace, luck and prosperity.

For more information and inquiries, please contact Kek Lok Si...

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Penang Chinese New Year Lanterns 2017 PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 13 January 2017 10:06

12688084 1103461789688128 5770643843595577863 nDate: 26 January – 26 February

Venue: Vicinity of Dewan Sri Pinang

The Penang State annual Chinese New Year event – Penang CNY Lanterns was first launched in year 2016 in conjunction with the annual Penang Chinese New Year Celebration. It has successfully attracted Penangites and tourists to visit and to take photos of various kinds of giant lanterns with friends and family.

In year 2017, the Penang State Government has decided to organize the lantern festival for the second time...

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Line-Up of Chinese New Year events at Tow Boo Kong Butterworth PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 13 January 2017 09:46

FLYER COVER ENGLISH1. Lantern Festival Opening Ceremony & Chinese New Year Countdown Celebration

Date: 27/1/2017 (Friday)

Time: 9.00PM – 1.00AM

Tow Boo Kong Butterworth will organize the lantern festival from 27 January to 11 February, with a total of 16 days, more than 100 pieces of Taiwan lantern going to be displayed. Lantern Festival is an ancient Chinese culture and normally form around the Spring Festival. This is the first time such large-scale lighting exhibitions organized by Tow Boo Kong...

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Last Updated on Friday, 13 January 2017 10:55
 
Queensbay Mall Marches into A ‘Snowy’ Lunar New Year PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 13 January 2017 09:37

CNYDecor 04eRevelers in Queensbay Mall were caught by surprise this season’s changeover as they marched through a light snow on 7 January 2017 as the mall celebrate the Year of the Fire Rooster. 

Queensbay Mall is bringing back the essence of Chinese New Year, which is traditionally celebrated to mark the end of Winter and the beginning of Spring. This season welcomes new harvest that symbolises new life and breakthroughs, of which many of us hope for in the coming year.

Certainly, you can expect to...

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Last Updated on Friday, 13 January 2017 10:06
 
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