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Chap Goh Mei 2023 Malaysia is not an officially public holiday, but by concept is known to be similar to Valentine’s Day. It is an important date as per the Chinese calendar. The celebration of this festival is similar to the Chinese New Year celebration.

Every February, the Chinese observe the Lantern Festival, or Chap Goh Mei - the Hokkien term for the 15th night of the New Year.

This day marks the end of the Chinese New Year when lanterns are lit and hung, and people watch dragon dances in the street.

The day is also known as Yuan Xiao Jie, and is an important festival signifying the end of the Chinese New Year celebrations.

New year decorations are normally taken down on this day, and replaced with red lanterns to celebrate the first full moon of the Chinese New Year.

Apart from being a big event in China, it is also marked in other Asian countries, including Taiwan, Malaysia and Singapore.

Google is marking the special day with a special Doodle celebrating "the annual Taiwanese celebration, known as the Lantern Festival, one of the nation’s most treasured occasions that fall on the first full moon of the Lunar New Year".


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