July 7th is designated as George Town World Heritage Day and it is a state holiday here in Penang to celebrate the recognition.
Various activities at the Chinese New Year festival and celebration in George Town.
Lion dance performance during the Chinese New Year celebration at George Town. Lion dance in Penang was found to have started during the 1930s, whereby it was a tradition brought over by immigrants from southern China back then. Hence, the common lion dance here is the southern lion dance style. Usually performed during Chinese New Year or any major Chinese event, the lion dance is believed to bring luck and fortune.