EVENTS

Event Date: 15 Jan 2020
Look out for Pongal Celebrations taking place in the early hours of this day at Hindu temples around Penang where you can see rituals being carried out and sweet rice being cooked. 
Event Date: 19 Jan 2020
Join a 5-km fun run within the beautiful sights and sounds of George Town's heritage enclave while immersing into the spirit and joy of CNY at OBS CNY Run 2020. There will be lion dance performances on high stilts, war drum performance and all forms of mesmerising acts! 
Address: Occupy Beach Street
Event Date: 19 Jan 2020 - 08 Feb 2020
The Kek Lok Si temple is a crowd puller and famous tourist attraction, especially during Chinese New Year. Devotees from far and near flock to this 129-year-old temple for its annual lighting display which showcases more than 10,000 lights.
Address: Air Itam
Event Date: 25 Jan 2020 - 26 Jan 2020
Chinese New Year is celebrated on the first day of the Lunar Calendar with each year ushering in a zodiac animal ruling sign. 2020 is the year of the Rat. Celebrations start on the eve of Chinese New Year where family members gather for a Reunion Dinner.
Event Date: 01 Feb 2020 - 02 Feb 2020
Offering a one-of-a-kind experience, it's the only hot air balloon festival on an island in Malaysia. The Penang Hot Air Balloon Fiesta will see 15 hot air balloons by international and local balloonists over the 2-day festival, together with family-friendly activities, creative workshops and more! 
Address: Padang Polo
Event Date: 01 Feb 2020
The 9th day of Chinese New Year, which is also the Jade Emperor's Birthday, is a largely significant ritual event for the Chinese community in Penang.
Address: Surrounding area of Chew Jetty
Event Date: 02 Feb 2020
Penang Chinese New Year Celebration is held along 10 diverse major and minor streets in the heritage precinct of George Town every year with numerous cultural booths, exhibitions and interactive workshops for all visitors. 
Address: Heritage Precinct of George Town
Event Date: 07 Feb 2020 - 09 Feb 2020
Thaipusam, a religious festival held for the purpose pf penance, prayers and fulfilling vows. During this celebration, devotees take part in a procession - bearing milk pots on their heads or kavadis, all the way up to the hilltop temple. 
Address: Arulmigu Balathandayuthapani Hilltop Temple
Event Date: 08 Feb 2020
Celebrate Chap Goh Meh with a Bang! Also known as the Chinese Valentine's Day, join this family-friendly event filled with love, and for those singles, come join the Mandarin Tossing Ceremony and look forward to welcoming your new love and happiness. 
Address: Penang Esplanade
Event Date: 06 Mar 2020
The annual St.Patrick's Ball celebrates the very best of Irish culture and traditions, together with the Penang community and guests from around Malaysia. Joined by the Irish Ambassador, the St. Patrick's Ball is a sold out event in the grand Ballroom of the Eastern & Oriental hotel. 
Address: Eastern & Oriental Hotel Grand Ballroom
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