09 Feb 2019
The Chinese New Year Celebration will take the form of a street event organised by Penang Chinese Clan Council, coordinated by Penang Cultural Inheritors Society. This festive event will take place at George Town World Heritage site on 9 February, 2019 (Day 5 of Lunar New Year) from 4pm to 11pm.
In the unique and colourful atmosphere of Chinese New Year, the event hopes to promote heritage and the arts through performances, exhibitions and workshops. A number of ancestral temples within the George Town heritage enclave will open their doors to showcase the rich Chinese culture via food and crafts.
With the theme “A Journey of Gratitude”, adopted for the Penang CNY Celebration 2019, the event aims is to give thanks to our ancestors for all their good deeds in helping and protecting us and Penang over two centuries. What better way than to express this heartfelt gratitude than through the story-telling of the struggles and hard work of our forefathers, in the hope of inspiring everyone.
George Town UNESCO World Heritage Site