A Hokkien Thanksgiving 2008

Valentine's Day coincide with the ninth day of the Chinese New Year this year! Lovers must be kept pretty busy! Some lovers would most probably fumed too for they could not possibly get one hundred per cent of their partner's time. Each partner, unless they are Christians or of other faiths rather than the Taoist faith , would have to go home for the annual Thanksgiving. As usual, to remember an important incident in the past, special prayers would be performed at midnight and the family would then gather to have a midnight feast. There shouldn't be any harm though if lovers want to celebrate a merry Valentine's Day with the family instead of having a quiet Valentine's Day for two!

Related Post: A Hokkien Thanksgiving

Sugarcanes for sale in the streets of Taiping, Malaysia...






Fireworks at night...

Praying to the Jade Emperor ...



Food on the altar...
Joss papers for the Gods...





Time to clear up...

and have a midnight feast!

Comments

Liudmila said…
The geatest side of every god is that they don't eat the offers.
footiam said…
God is loving. They leave them for us! Do check out my 'Food for Gods' at http://steptpg.blogspot.com.

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