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In the Hokkien dialect, Chap Goh Meh means the 15th night of Chinese New year. It is celebrated with prayers and offerings to mark the end of the Chinese New Year.

For most Bruneians nowadays, Chap Goh Meh is not celebrated widely. Most of the celebrations, if any, are confined to a small family dinner. Although there will be families who prefer eating out on Chap Goh Meh but their dinners will not be the large family gathering at the beginning of the Chinese New Year.

Since today is also a public holiday marking the Maulud Nabi, many families, chinese and non-chinese, took the opportunity to get together for a nice meal. Some restaurants offered special meals which included free yee sang as well to give it a festive atmosphere.

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