Sunday, February 10, 2008

Receiving Deities back from Heavenly Realm

Today is Day 4 of Lunar New Year. Most Chinese believe that the deities including Kitchen Dewa who has reported to the Jade Emperor in Dewa Realm about the merits and demerits of the house he dwelt in will be back. So offering of fruits and cakes to them will be done to welcome those deities back to earth.

Nian gao will also be one of the items put on the altar as an offering. Penang Hokkiens still practise this custom of welcoming back deities on the 4th day of Chinese New Year.

So much for the custom practised by the Chinese including my family.

1 comment:

Unbalanced Libra said...

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