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Chap Goh Meh (February March)
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.

Penang International Triathlon (May)
 An annual event featuring a grueling non-stop swimming-cycling-running race which attracts hundreds of hopefuls to Penang.

Penang International Dragon Boat Festival (June)
This watersport is gaining worldwide popularity as seen from the increasing number of international teams participating each year in the sea off Batu Uban.

Penang Flora Festival (July)
Highlight of the festival is the bright display of flowers at the KOMTAR Mall.

City On Parade (July)
A week-long extravaganza of food fairs, handicraft exhibitions, street concerts, cultural shows and parades.

Penang Beach Carnival (July)
The one-week carnival features food promotions, inter-hotel competitions, seaside festivities, cultural shows, fashion parades, telematches and parties.

Penang Food Festival (August)
Offers visitors the opportunity to sample the best of Penang cuisine, learn a bit about its history and watch various dishes being prepared.

Penang Cultural Festival (August)
A month-long festival to celebrate Penang's multi-racial heritage featuring various performances from different cultural groups.

Lantern Festival (September)
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.

Pesta Pulau Pinang (November/December)
Features an annual trade fair and exhibition. Carnival fides, band performances, games and cultural shows lend a festive air.

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