Event Calendar 2021

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Enjoy the festive atmosphere across the island and welcome with a glass of chilled champagne and spectacular fireworks the long-awaited brand new year

Let's toast to defeating Covid all around the world so that global travel can resume and you can experience our beautiful green-zone island. 

Until you visit, we wish you a wonderful time with your family and friends, plenty of surprising discoveries in your own backyard, and happy holiday planning !!

PONGAL FESTIVAL

14. – 17. January 2021

A Hindu harvest festival, Pongal is dedicated to the Hindu god of the sun, marking the end of the winter solstice. Named after the ceremonial ‘Pongal’, a traditional dish prepared from a new harvest of rice boiled in milk with raw sugar which, boiled until it overflows, the sweet dish is first offered to the gods and goddesses prior to being shared among the celebrating community. Join the celebration at Sri Maha Mariamman Devasthanam.

CHINESE NEW YEAR

12.-13. FEBRUARY 2021

Also called “Spring Festival” or “Lunar New Year” each Chinese New Year is designated as “the year of“ one of the 12 animals of the Chinese Zodiac. This year, the Chinese community will be welcoming the year of the Rat. Celebrated for over 1,000 years it is a significant holiday filled with temple prayers, ritual offerings, and joyful celebration with fireworks. Join the festivities at the Thean Hou Temple and when strolling around, keep your eyes open. You may stumble upon the legendary Lion Dance performance.  

RAMADAN BAZAAR

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13. APRIL - 13 MAY 2021

While Ramadan is known as the holy month of fasting, with Muslims abstaining from eating and drinking from sunrise to sunset, it is also a time of festive food bazaars, lavish buffets, and culinary street wonders set up for the grand occasion of breaking fast in the evening. 

With Ramadan Bazaars taking place all around the island, you can indulge in a  tantalizing variety, visiting every day another one. 

Bon Appétit!

Due to the pandemic, all tourism events have been put on hold. However, most events take place on an annual basis and are likely to be reinstated as soon as the Malaysian borders open to international visitors again. 

 

The event calendar 2020 featured below gives you a taste of all the amazing happenings you can enjoy while visiting Langkawi in the post-Covid time. 

Event Calendar 2020