Penang International Lantern Festival
From: Saturday, September 15 2007, 2:00 pm
to: Sunday, October 14 2007, 6:00 pm
Lanterns of various shapes and colours bring on an air of festivity to this beautiful island. The Lantern Festival is also known as the Mid-Autumn Festival, usually celebrated in the eight month of the Chinese lunar calendar. It marks the succesful rebellion against the Mongol rulers of the Yuan Dynasty in the 14th century China. Children and adults rejoice by walking around with lanterns in various colours. At nightfall, the procession of lanterns is a sight to behold.