Event Calendar 2023
9.-14. JANUARY 2023
Royal Langkawi Yatch Club
Aimed to bring this prestigious sporting event to greater heights and continue to position Malaysia and in particular, Langkawi as an important fixture on the International Sailing Calendar, whilst simultaneously promoting sailing and boosting sports tourism in this country.
12. JANUARY 2023
Ruang Legar Langkawi Fair Shopping Mall
The Chinese New Year Carnival 2023 is a program organised by the Langkawi Entrepreneurs Chamber of Commerce in collaboration with the Langkawi Development Authority (LADA). The objective of this carnival is to raise awareness of the importance of traditional Chinese culture. Among the highlights of this carnival are cultural stage performances. as well as stalls selling delicious Chinese food and traditional craft items .
14. – 17. January 2023
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
22.-24. JANUARY 2023
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.
LGK INTERNATIONAL MUAY THAI CHAMPIONSHIP
24. - 29. FEBRUARY 2023
Promoting the tradition of muay thai boxing, and aiming to discover local talent, the championship will see 14 most celebrated boxers compete in several categories to represent their respective countries /states.
22. MARCH - 21. APRIL 2023
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.
LGK INTERNATIONAL MARITIME & AEROSPACE EXHIBITION (LIMA 2023)
23. - 27. MAY 2023
With more than 600 exhibitors in attendance, the aviation and maritime industry's most important event.
For five days every 2 years, LIMA transforms into an exciting hub for the most innovative technology, attracting market-leading companies from all sectors and providing an unparalleled opportunity to meet and forge new relationships with key decision makers face-to-face.
A CELEBRATION OF THE 16th ANNIVERSARY
OF UNESCO GLOBAL GEOPARK
1. JUNE 2023
Receiving in 2007 a UNESCO GEOPARK status as the very first in the whole of Southeast Asia, Langkawi celebrates its nature and unique geological formations with a great annual event
Join the festivities an leave your mark by participating in one of the many conservation activities held on this special day!
OFFICIAL OPENING of
DREAM FOREST LANGKAWI
16. JUNE 2023
Located at the foot of the mountain Gunung Raya and spreading over 15.8 acres of a 10 million years rainforest, the Dream Forest is Malaysia's first multi-sensory night attraction.
A state-of-the-art lighting, projection mapping, and hypnotic soundscapes
transform the primordial woods into a fairytale landscape, bringing to life Langkawi's myths and legends.
While the immersive magical experience was mainly designed to inspire children to learn about Langkawi's folklore, the accompanying parents are sure to be just as enchanted as their offspring.
PERDANA QUAY ECO MARINE PARK
18. JUNE 2023
Asia’s first interactive sea water theme park provides entertainment for the whole family!
Swim with sharks, snorkel with stingrays, glide with sea turtles or join an exhilarating underwater walk. While having fun, your offspring will also learn about the sea creatures and the environment they live in.
Open throughout the year!
LANGKASUKA INTERNATIONAL FOLKLORE FESTIVAL OF ART
29. SEPTEMBER - 1. OCTOBER
Aiming to celebrate the art, customs and culture of Kedah Tua, with a particular focus on the Langkasuka tradition, the folklore festival that takes place at the EAGLE SQUARE will showcase a variety of not-to-be-missed performances.
7 OCTOBER 2023
More than 2,400 athletes from all over the world will participate in a 3.8km swim, 180km bike and 42.2km run competition to qualify for the IRONMAN World Championship in Kailua Kona, Hawaii and race among the best in the world.
Come and cheer them on as they race through tropical hilly terrain, passing traditional kampungs, mangrove clusters and rainforests before reaching the finishing line on the famous Cenang beach.
18. NOVEMBER 2023
A captivating performance conveying in a contemporary blend of musical theatre and storytelling the legend of Mahsuri:
Accused of adultery, the beautiful maiden Mahsuri pleaded her innocence, but no one believed her. Sentenced to death, she was stabbed with a ceremonial keris. With white blood flowing from the wound, signifying her innocence, Mahsuri cursed the island, afflicting Langkawi with bad luck for seven generations.
Langkawi indeed experienced a long period of tribulations from a Siamese invasion to a series of droughts and floods - emerging as a thriving travel destination only seven generations later.
12. NOVEMBER 2023
Deepavali or Diwali, also known as the Festival of Lights, is one of the most important festivals for Langkawi's Hindu community,
Join the festivities that symbolize the spiritual victory of light over darkness, good over evil, and knowledge over ignorance.
31. DECEMBER 2023
Enjoy the festive atmosphere across the island and welcome with a glass of chilled champagne and spectacular fireworks the long-awaited brand new year
If you are not spending this special evening on the island, we wish you a wonderful celebration with your family and friends, back home and happy holiday planning !!