Chap Goh Mei

Chap Goh Mei is a hokkien term for the 15th night of the new year. The day is celebrated with a big bang. On this day, firecrakers are let off and the din fills the air throughout the night.

It is a day for prayers and offerings signifying the end of Chinese New Year celebratings. This grand finale sees many unmarried women being encouraged to throw tangerines into the sea in the hope that they will marry good husbands.

Houses are brightly decorated with fairy lights.
At Reservoir Park, Kuching, various Chinese cultural shows are performed which include lantern and lion dance competitions