CNY 9th day - Jade Emperor's Birthday

11:42 Yannie 10 Comments

This year was the second year we 'Pai Ti Kong'. The first time, I blogged it here.  So, there was some improvement we made it this year.
April, May and myself started to fold these emperor hats in the November school holiday. Last year, we bought the ready made one only.
The street in front of my house had suddenly become so busy that evening. Everyone were gathered outside the house. In fact, it was more happening than 大年初一 (CNY day 1).  
April and May played some firecrackers. They were allowed to stay up late at night, as they had no school on the next day. If compare to the last year, we had more fruit and food on the altar table.
After making our wish for health, wisdom, wealth and happiness to Jade Emperor, we burned the gold praying papers which we had earlier stacked up high like a mountain.
My neighbourhood is majority Hokkein. They prayed in a very grand way and had a big feast on food like roasted meat and steamed crabs after the praying. Some even had grilling , barbecue and beer party till mid of the night. Though we are not Hokkein, we also joined in the crowd to have fun.

10 comments:

  1. Wow, really 'yuet lau' and so merry! Must have been really fun for your girls.

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  2. Yeah, very happening at your Taman. Pai Ti Kong always so happening than Chor Yat.

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  3. Your neighbourhood is really happening, compares to mine. Only my in-laws were celebrating Jade Emperor's birthday in our housing area. Some were located further away.

    No sight of ppl, but could hear a lot of 'ping ping', 'pang pang' of the red firecrackers.

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  4. Pai Ti Gong this year was very happening! Lots of firecrackers!

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  5. Pai Ti Kong is always so happening at your place. Over here, I don't think there are many Hokkiens around but still, the sound of firecrackers disturbed my sleep until 1am+ hehe.

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  6. I agree with you this Pai Tin Gong ceremony really happening.

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  7. he he, my kids had loads of fun too....

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  8. wow very happening.. my place at PJ is very boring ... my house d only one that pray to tin kung...
    Make me paiseh to play the firecracker...

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  9. Its two grand occasion combined into one.

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  10. every year when it comes this day, i'm very worried that i cannot go to sleep.. because the neighbour opposite the road will sure high-profilely do this with lots of firecrackers and kids screaming!! scary~~

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