Penang Chinese New Year Celebration 2017

Date: 2 February 2017
Time: 4pm -1130pm
Venue: Heritage Precinct of Georgetown, Penang

Penang CNY Cultural & Heritage Celebration is an annual event patronized by Penang State Government and Penang Clan Council in conjunction with Chinese New Year. In this year, a total number of 18 clan precincts will be opened for public to enter. This event started since year 1999. It takes place at George Town, Penang. George Town had been recognized as one of the UNESCO’s World Heritage Site.

Through the event, we hope to promote the festive atmosphere of Penang Chinese New Year, culture, traditional arts and the intangible moral heritage.

Theme of Event:
Real Gems of Traditional Heritage Travel from Generation to Generation

There will be a total of 18 clans and associations presenting their “gems” on the event day. The so-called “gems” include but not limited to their traditions, crafts, food and languages.

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