On the 9th day of Chinese New Year

by Adrien Chan January. 31, 2012 3534 views

The ninth day of the New Year is a day for Chinese to offer prayers to the Jade Emperor of Heaven (天公, Tiāngōng) in the Daoist Pantheon. The ninth day is traditionally the birthday of the Jade Emperor. This day is especially important to Hokkiens. Come midnight of the eighth day of the new year, Hokkiens will offer thanks giving prayers to the Emperor of Heaven. Offerings will include sugarcane as it was the sugarcane that had protected the Hokkiens from certain extermination generations ago. Incense, tea, fruit, vegetarian food or roast pig, and gold paper is served as a customary protocol for paying respect to an honored person.

These photos were captured during the thanks giving prayers 2012 at the Clan Jetty in Penang, Malaysia.

Swine offering

With glowing red eyes

Pineapple or paper?

Multiple candle holders

Flickering flame

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Pandka 5 years, 3 months ago

Beautiful!

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Alexander 5 years, 3 months ago

Good work

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Timim 5 years, 3 months ago

great detail on #3:) nice set!:-)

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Wing Lui 5 years, 3 months ago

Good detail!
Great work!

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Adrianshot 5 years, 3 months ago

Great set!

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Bee 5 years, 3 months ago

The best part is the crispy skin of #1! Happy New Year!

5 years, 3 months ago Edited
Mike Meliska 5 years, 3 months ago

Super set...Love the colors..

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Pawel Opara 5 years, 3 months ago

wonderful post!

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Anggrekfoto 5 years, 3 months ago

Beautiful

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