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Penang Hungry Ghost Festival

Event Date
01 Aug 2019 - 29 Aug 2019

The Hungry Ghost Festival which falls during the Seventh Lunar Month is celebrated on a grand scale in Penang. During this month, it is believed that the Gates of Hell are thrown open for spirits and ghosts from the netherworld to roam freely in search for food. Thus, Makeshift altars are erected at roadsides where giant joss stick are lit and food is offered to appease their hunger. Staged opera performances and puppet shows are also conducted at these venues for the entertainment of the ghosts, spirits and the public on a nightly basis.

Schedule is as listed below: 

Hokkien Opera: 

4 - 6 August      :New Lane
5 - 7 August      :Lu Guo Tai Pu Temple, Jelutong
8 - 10 August    :Lintang Macallum 
11 - 15 August  :Gurney Drive 
16 - 20 August  :Lim Jetty, Pengkalan Weld 
21 - 22 August  :Perai
23 - 26 August  :Pulau Tikus 
28 - 29 August  :Lebuh Macallum 

Cantonese Opera: 

10 - 12 August  :Jalan Samak, Dato Keramat 

Teochew Opera:

1 - 6 August      :Bayan Lepas
3 - 9 August      :Bukit Mertajam 
4 - 5 August      :Bukit Gelugor 
6 - 8 August      :Jelutong Market 
7 - 9 August      :Kota Permai, Bukit Mertajam Fettes Park 
7 - 9 August      :Bukit Tambun
9 - 10 August    :Bukit Tambun 
9 - 10 August    :Taman Lip Sin 
12 - 13 August  :Market Mt.Erskine 
14 - 16 August  :Riffles Range Flat
19 - 21 August  :Jalan Gurdwara 
21 - 22 August  :Paya Terubong 
27 - 28 August  :Batu Maung 

Hokkien Puppet Show:

31 July - 12 August   :Jalan Kampong Besar, Bukit Mertajam 
14 - 16 August          :Beside Pei Shin School, Jelutong 

Teochew Puppet Show:

2 - 4 August      :Sungai Nibong 
5 - 7 August      :Yeoh Jetty, Pengkalan Weld 
8 - 10 August    :Lebuh Tye Sin
13 - 14 August  :Lebuh Carnarvon 
15 - 17 August  :Jalan P.Ramlee
19 August          :Lim Jetty, Pengkalan Weld 
19 - 20 August  :Taman Impian, Bukit Mertajam 
21 - 22 August  :Market Lebuh Campbell 
25 - 26 August  :Jalan Sungai 
27 - 29 August  :Anson Road Market
27 - 29 August  :Sentosa Bukit Mertajam 

Operating Hours
7pm
Contact Number
+604- 281 8413