Event Calendar 2021

TOURISM RESTART: INTERNATIONAL TRAVEL 

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15. NOVEMBER 2021

With 90% of adult residents fully vaccinated and tourism businesses ready to safeguard the health of island visitors after they obtained a COVID-19 SOP Compliance Certification, Langkawi  is now open to international travelers!!!

TOURISM RESTART: DOMESTIC TRAVEL 

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16. SEPTEMBER 2021

With 90% of adult residents fully vaccinated and tourism businesses ready to safeguard the health of island visitors after they obtained a COVID-19 SOP Compliance Certification, Langkawi  reopened with a bang to vaccinated travelers from all over the country.

While the holiday excitement is currently reserved for domestic travelers,  there are active talks about travel bubbles that could see us welcoming travelers from selected countries possibly withing a month, with a general reopening to

international tourists likely to follow shortly afterward. So do not waste any time and start panning your trip! We cannot wait to welcome you back!

While all tourism events have been put on hold during the pandemic, we are now in the process of putting together an event calender for 2022. Far too curious to wait until it's published?! Most events take place on an annual basis so our Event Calendar for 2020 provides a wonderful preview of all the amazing experiences you can look forward to.

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!

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.  

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.

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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 island once again. 

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 !!

Event Calendar 2020