Celebrated on the 15th night of the first month of the Chinese Lunar calendar.
The highlight of the festival is the orange throwing ceremony in which local
maidens throw oranges into the sea for would-be suitors to catch.
An annual event featuring a grueling non-stop swimming-cycling-running race
which attracts hundreds of hopefuls to Penang.
International Dragon Boat Festival
This watersport is gaining worldwide popularity as seen from the increasing
number of international teams participating each year in the sea off Batu
Highlight of the festival is the bright display of flowers at the KOMTAR
A week-long extravaganza of food fairs, handicraft exhibitions, street concerts,
cultural shows and parades.
The one-week carnival features food promotions, inter-hotel competitions,
seaside festivities, cultural shows, fashion parades, telematches and parties.
Offers visitors the opportunity to sample the best of Penang cuisine, learn
a bit about its history and watch various dishes being prepared.
A month-long festival to celebrate Penang's multi-racial heritage featuring
various performances from different cultural groups.
Mid-Autumn festival characterized by brightly lit lanterns in all shapes
and colors. Also associated with the moon cake, a sweet delicacy, which
once carried secret messages inciting rebellion in ancient China.
Features an annual trade fair and exhibition. Carnival fides, band performances,
games and cultural shows lend a festive air.