Chap Goh Mei, Penang Map

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Chap Goh Mei Festival

image image15th - 19th February

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imageFestival types: Lantern Festivals

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image Padang Esplanade, Penang

image Official/reliable website: Chap Goh Mei


Chap Goh Mei Festival

   Chap Goh Mei festival is one of the festival held yearly in Malaysia by the Chinese community. Chap Goh Mei is the last day of the Chinese New Year Festival, and the fifteenth day of the first month in the Lunar Calendar. In the Hokkien dialect it is also known as Yuan Xiao. Some people also refer to the festival as the Lantern Festival. In various region and countries, this festival is also regarded as the Chinese version of Valentine’s Day.

Visit Penang:
" Various performances will await visitors including Chingay and Lion Dance, Multi – Cultural Dance, Special Guest Star Lau Han Jie and a rare Lion Dance On Stilts performance. Penang’s special hawker food will be sold starting from 6.00pm onwards. The highlight of the evening is of course, the tradition of throwing of oranges into the sea. The throwing of oranges into the sea is an important part of Penang ’s Chap Goh Meh cultural heritage. Traditionally, unmarried women would toss tangerines into the sea. While doing so, hopeful unmarried men would try their luck at catching these tangerines in order to meet their future spouse."