Penang Travel Tips And Things To Do In Penang


  Penang has many splendors to offer, from its pristine beaches, mouth-watering hawker food to the rich heritage architectural buildings and cultures of the multi-ethnic races. Tourists are often amazed by the exciting activities, whimsical practices, cultural events and religious festivals that are celebrated throughout the year. Penang is a small island, but full of amazing festival events which are jointly celebrated by all the races.
Penang festive events and celebrations

Calendar Of Penang Festivals & Events - Year 2014

Penang Festivals


Date Of Event 2014

Thaipusam Hindu Pilgrimage Procession And Breaking Of Coconuts 17 January
Chinese New Year Chinese New Year Celebration With Lion Dance 31 January
Chor Sor Kong
Deity Birthday
Devotees prayers and offerings at the Snake Temple  
' Hokkien ' Clan  Chinese New Year
8th Day Of Chinese New Year Celebration By Hokkien Clan  with the 'Phai Thee Khong' - A 'Hokkien' Religious Culture  
Chinese Chap Goh Meh 15th Day Of New Year Celebration; Oranges Throwing  
Wesak Day Buddha's Birthday Celebration By Buddhist Devotees 13 May

George Town Festival Penang UNESCO World Heritage Celebration 1  - 31 August
Penang Dragon Boat Festival Plenitude Penang International Dragon Boat Festival; Time: 9 am - 7 pm 8 - 9 June

Japanese Tradition Cultural Festival 19 July
St. Anne's Festival Night Of Candle Procession At St. Anne's Church, Mainland 25 july - 3 August
Hungry Ghost Festival Toast Religious Prayers, Offerings And Street Shows 27 July - 24 Aug
Ramadhan Bazaar Sumptuous Array Of  Halal Food At The Bazaar 29 June - 27 July
Merdeka Countdown Independence Countdown Held At Auto-City, Mainland 31 August
Hari Raya Aidilfitri Muslim New Year Celebration And Open-House Activities 28  & 29 July
Mid-Autumn Lantern Festival Lantern & Moon Cake Festival  8 September
9-Emperor Gods Festival Spirit Mediums In Trance, Skewering and Fire Walking 24 Sept - 2 Oct
Navarathiri Festival Hindu Religious Festival & Chariot Procession 25 Sept - 4 Oct
Deepavali Festival Hindu New Year Celebration & Cultural Performances 23 October
Penang Bridge Marathon Alliance Penang Bridge International Marathon on Sultan Abdul Halim Mu’adzam Shah Bridge
16 November
Open Ballroom Dancing 19th Penang International Open Ballroom Dancing Championship;
Venue: Bayview Beach Resort Hotel, Batu Ferringhi ; Time: 7am - 11am
22 November
Pesta Pulau Pinang
Penang's 46th annual funfair and trade exposition at Sungei Nibong site; Month long festival, daily 6.00 pm - 11.30 pm
Admission Fee: Rm13 (Adult) ; Children Rm1 (below 12 year old)
1 Dec - 1 Jan'15
Penang Island Jazz Festival Annual music festival features local and international performers
Venue: Penang beach resort hotels, Batu Ferringhi
4 - 7 December
Penang Dragon Boat Race Pesta Dragon Boat Teams Racing To Be The Champion ;
Venue: Teluk Bahang Dam
6 - 7 December
Pesta Chingay Parade Giant Flags, Floats, Lion & Dragon Dance Performances 14 December
Christmas & New Year Special Sales Offer, Decorations & Various Fun-filled Events 24 Dec - 1 Jan, 2015

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