Tuesday, February 03, 2009

The 9th day of Chinese New Year

As descendant from the Fujian region, the Hokkien in Malaysia celebrate the 9th day of the Chinese New Year. Some people pray with fruits and flowers but some do pray with roasted pork, duck, chicken, crab, and shrimp. Since there are many Hokkien families on the street where my family lives, the 9th day of CNY was celebrated with big drinking and roasted pork eating party.

This family prayed with fruits and vegetables.

This family prayed with different kind of meat dishes.

Paper house waiting to be burnt to the ancestor.

Roasted pork.

Hubby preparing the fire cracker with the kids.

Fire cracker

This year, beside fire cracker, the residents also prepared the Kung Ming lantern.

When the lantern has filled with enough air, it flew onto the sky.

Flying high onto the sky.

Once the prayer is done, the drinking party started with roasted pork and duck. Hubby happily joined in the party and managed to chat with different people from the street.

Yam Sheng!!


  1. are the flying lantern fireproof ?

  2. sylvain,

    Sorry for my late reply.

    No the lantern is not fireproof, one got burnt down when it was flying towards the sky.