Penang Events and Festival Calendar 2013


Penang has lots of splendors to supply, from its pristine seasides, succulent hawker meals to the rich ancestry architectural structures and cultures of the multi-ethnic races. Visitors are typically astonished by the exciting activities, whimsical techniques, social occasions and religious festivals that are commemorated throughout the year. Penang is a small isle, however complete of amazing celebration occasions which are collectively commemorated by all the races.

Festival Discription Events/Festival Date
Thaipusam Hindu Pilgrimage Procession And Breaking Of Coconuts  27 Jan, 2013
Chinese New Year Chinese New Year Celebration With Lion Dance  10 & 11 Feb ’13
Chor Sor Kong
Deity Birthday
Devotees prayers and offerings at the Snake Temple 15 Feb, 2013
Hokkien ‘ Clan  Chinese New Year 8th Day Of Chinese New Year Celebration By Hokkien Clan  with the ‘Phai Thee Khong’ – A ‘Hokkien’ Religious Culture 17 Feb, 2013
Chinese Chap Goh Meh 15th Day Of New Year Celebration; Oranges Throwing 24 Feb, 2013
Penang’s Popular Music of the 1940s,1950s & 1960s Exhibition This exhibition aims to celebrate the musical heritage of Penang, especially the decades of the 1940s,1950s and 1960s 01.03.2013 – 30.04.2013
Festival Discription Events/Festival Date
Earth Hour 2013 Penang will join the rest of the world to flick the switch for Earth Hour on 23rd March 2013 at 8.30pm to 9.30pm 23.03.2013 – 23.03.2013 20.30 h – 21.30 h
Penang World Music Festival 2013 This year, Penang World Music Festival (PMWF) is presenting TWO full nights of global music and culture as we bring music lovers to the Penang Botanic Gardens’ Quarry Park 30.03.2013 – 31.03.2013 14.00 h – 23.59 h
Wesak Day Buddha’s Birthday Celebration By Buddhist Devotees  24 May, 2013
George Town Festival Penang UNESCO World Heritage Celebration
Penang Dragon Boat Festival Plenitude Penang International Dragon Boat Festival
Penang Bon Odori Festival Japanese Tradition Cultural Festival
St. Anne’s Festival Night Of Candle Procession At St. Anne’s Church, Mainland
Hungry Ghost Festival Toast Religious Prayers, Offerings And Street Shows 7 Aug – 4 Sep, 201
Ramadhan Bazaar
Sumptuous Array Of  Halal Food At The Bazaar 10 July -6 Aug, 2013
Merdeka Countdown Independence Countdown Held At Auto-City, Mainland  31 Aug, 2013
Hari Raya Aidilfitri Muslim New Year Celebration And Open-House Activities  7 – 8 August, 2013
Mid-Autumn Lantern Festival Lantern & Moon Cake Festival  19 Sept ’13
9-Emperor Gods Festival Spirit Mediums In Trance, Skewering and Fire Walking
Navarathiri Festival Hindu Religious Festival & Chariot Procession
Deepavali Festival Hindu New Year Celebration & Cultural Performances 3 Nov, 2013
Festival Discription Events/Festival Date
Penang Bridge Marathon Alliance Penang Bridge Internation Marathon 2012, 13.5 Km Run
Open Ballroom Dancing 19th Penang International Open Ballroom Dancing Championship
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’13
Penang Dragon Boat Race Pesta Dragon Boat Teams Racing To Be The Champion
Pesta Chingay Parade Giant Flags, Floats, Lion & Dragon Dance Performances
Christmas & New Year Special Sales Offer, Decorations & Various Fun-filled Events 24 Dec – 1 Jan, 2013

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