Date: 15 July 2017
Time: 6.00pm to 10.30pm
Venue: Queensbay Mall Outdoor Car Park
***Fireworks display at 10pm
Penang’s most anticipated Japanese cultural festival is back this year with exciting games, mouth watering Japanese food, exotic performances and more. It will be held on 15 July 2017 from 6.00pm to 11.00pm at Queensbay Mall Outdoor Car Park. This year, the event will have a change in venue due to the renovation at Esplanade field yet to complete.
Bon Odori, a traditional and merry Japanese festival that is celebrated with dance and lively drum performances to welcome the homecoming of ancestral spirits. This festival is a Japanese Buddhist observance that honours the spirit of ancestors, who return once a year to visit their families. The carnival-like atmosphere is made ever merrier with stalls selling a variety of local and Japanese food, firework displays, Japanese souvenirs, lively performances and games.
There will be approximately 50 stalls selling authentic Japanese food, local food, handicrafts and games. Two groups specially imported from Japan will be performing during the night. Local performance groups will also be performing such as Wadaiko Drum Performance by Penang Japanese School (Penang), Soran Bushi Dance by Sekolah Menengah Sultan Abdul Halim, Yosakoi Dance by Sekolah Menengah Sains Kepala Batas and many more.
Additional excitement for this year will be a Lucky Draw contest comprises of air ticket by Firefly, hotel vouchers and many more amazing prizes to be won.
Bon dance songs :
Program of Bon Odori 2017