20 Oct 2017 - 28 Oct 2017
The Nine Emperor Gods Festival (Kew Ong Yeah) is celebrated on the 1st
till the 9th day of the ninth month in the lunar calendar. It is
celebrated for the spirirts of the Nine Gods to descend upon earth by
possessing spirit mediums and putting them in a trance. Throughout this
festival, many rituals such as skewering and fire walking ceremonies are
carried out. Devotees also practice vegetarian diet for the nine days.
On the last day, the Gods are sent off through a procession leading to
the sea on an "Emperor Boat" accompanied by many other colorful floats.
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