九皇爺 Festival 2014

I attend this event almost every year. I enjoy this kind of event where I can freely shoot and get the best out of it.

The Nine Emperor Gods Festival is a nine-day celebration on the first to the ninth day of the ninth lunar month of the Chinese calender.

九皇爺 Festival 2014

Nine Emperor Gods Festival, Penang

Fireworks at 头条路斗母宫

Blessing

九皇大帝 boat

Nine Emperor Gods Festival, George Town

九皇爺 Festival 2014

Nine Emperor Gods Festival in George Town, Penang

Nine Emperor Gods Festival in Penang

大士爷 (Tai Su Yah) – King Of Hades

The Phor Thor (Hungry Ghost Festival) in Penang is quite a happening one. The chinese believe that throughout the 7th month of the Chinese Lunar Calendar, the gates of hell are open and the ghosts and spirits from the lower realm will roam the street of the living.

In Jalan Pasar, Bukit Mertajam, Penang, a huge paper effigy of 大士爷 (Tai Su Yah) otherwise known as The King Of Hades is put up for public praying. This paper effigy is said to be the biggest in Malaysia sitting at the height of at least 7m to 8m tall.

大士爷 (Tai Su Yah)

Burning Incense

Long Offering Table

Opera

Traditional Chinese Opera

Colourful Opera Performance

大士爷 (Tai Su Yah)