Saturday, February 7, 2009

Chap Goh Meh 2009 Festival : The 15th day of CNY

Boy oh boy, there are so many activities happening around in Penang this weekend. So if you are in Penang, don't ever say that you had a boring weekend come next Tuesday, cause if it is, then you must be your own culprit! This Chap Goh Meh celebration is another interesting one to highlight, but I might not be going since it finishes quite late for both my and my dear. This day is also known as the Chinese Valentine's Day :-)
The Penang State Government is organizing the 'Chap Goh Meh' celebration or the 15th night of the Lunar New Year celebration on 9th February 2009 at Esplande from 7pm to 11pm.

This occasion signifies the first full moon of the New Year and during this celebration you will find fair maidens gathering to toss tangerines into the sea, in hope that their future spouse will pick it up. Besides that, there will be several cultural performances including a Baba Nyonya performance.

This year, Penang State Government is happy to announce that the renowed Kun Seng Keng Lion and Dragon Association from Muar, Johor, whom has won 29 World Championship, will be performing their Lion Dance On Stilts at Chap Goh Meh Festival. Apart from Lion Dance, be ready to enjoy a 12 minutes firework.

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