July

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22-31 St Anne’s Feast Catholics cel­e­brate St Anne’s Feast with a ten-day prayer rit­ual to re­mem­ber the mother of the Vir­gin Mary. A can­dle­light vigil is held on the day of the feast it­self (July 26) at the church in Bukit Mer­ta­jam. Pil­grims from around Malaysia and the re­gion gather to pray, ob­serve their vows, and place of­fer­ings to St Anne. The church was founded in 1846 and is one of the most im­por­tant Catholic churches in Malaysia.

St Anne’s Church, Jalan Kulim, Bukit Mer­ta­jam (+604 538 6405).

29 July - 28 Au­gust Ge­orge Town Fes­ti­val The Ge­orge Town Fes­ti­val (GTF) re­turns for the sev­enth time this July fol­low­ing a wildly suc­cess­ful run last year. Run­ning un­til the end of Au­gust, GTF has at­tracted acts from all around the world and is con­stantly push­ing bound­aries in terms of cu­rat­ing a truly re­mark­able line-up of per­for­mances, ac­tiv­i­ties and mini fes­ti­vals all month long. Peo­ple come from all over Asia and be­yond, trans­form­ing the streets into a global stage with both lo­cal and in­ter­na­tional dances, ex­hi­bi­tions, per­for­mances, in­ter­ac­tive plays and so much more.

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