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Home Penang Tourism News Line-Up of Chinese New Year events at Tow Boo Kong Butterworth
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Written by Administrator II   
Friday, 13 January 2017 09:46

1. 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 Butterworth and this 16 days mid event will accompany with number of cultural activities.

In addition to that, Tow Boo Kong Butterworth will also be having the Chinese New Year countdown celebration that comes with cultural performance and variety of entertainment shows. There will also be a grand fireworks display at 12.00am to welcome Chinese New Year.

 

2. Renri Celebration & Prosperity Toss (Lou Sang)

Date: 3/2/2017 (Friday)

Time: 8.00PM - 11.30PM

On the 7th day of the Lunar New Year and it is known as Renri (literally Human Day). According to Chinese customs, Renri was the day of creation of human beings. On this special days Chinese will celebrate by the prosperity toss (Lou Sang). Every year Tow Boo Kong Butterworth organize an enormous “Lou Sang” event that can accommodate more than 1000 crowd to perform the prosperity toss simultaneously. Others than “Lou Sang” crowd will be entertained with cultural show and activities.

 

3. Jade Emperor (The Supreme Deity of Taoism) Birthday Celebration

Date: 4/2/2017 (Saturday)

Time: 10.00PM till 1.00AM

The 9th day of the Lunar New Year is the birthday of the Jade emperor, beginning from the midnight of the 8th day people will start praying and setting off firecrackers. This is a major celebration among the Hokkien community and known as “Pai Ti Kong”. Tow Boo Kong Butterworth take this opportunity to organize the “Pai Ti Kong” event so public from around the state can come over for worship and understand more about this culture that being practice more than thousand years.

 

4. Lantern Festival on Chap Goh Meh

Date: 10/2 – 11/2 (Friday and Saturday)

Time: 8.00PM till 12.00AM

Celebrate “Chap Goh Meh” on the 15th days of lunar New Year and it marks the final day of the traditional Chinese New Year celebrations. Chap Goh Meh derives from the Hokkien dialect “chap goh” which means “fifteen” and “meh” translates into “night”. According to ancient legend, women had restricted freedom to roam the streets, thus on the 15th day of the Lunar New Year, women took this opportunity to head out to the streets and temples in the hopes of meeting people and making new friends. Every year Tow Boo Kong Butterworth organize this event to promote this ancient Chinese culture.

During the event there will be tons of cultural activities such as mandarin orange throwing, traditional Chinese games, stage performances, etc. However, the most famous activity associated with the festival is, of course, the throwing of mandarin oranges, usually into a body of water. Young women participate in this activity as a way of proclaiming love to someone they admire or ask for blessings to find themselves a good partner. Stage performance will include cultural dance, lion dance, Dian Ying San Tai Zi performance, etc. The performer include local and overseas, so it an event that you never should miss.

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Last Updated on Friday, 13 January 2017 10:55
 

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