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Nine Emperor Gods Festival

Nine Emperor Gods Festival
July 11
11:51 2014

Date: 24 September-2 October 2014

Time: 9am- 11pm

Venue: Rumah Berhala Tow Boo Kong at Burmah Road/ Macallum St Ghaut/ Jelutong/ Noordin Street/ Farlim/ Raja Uda, Butterworth/ Kepala Batas/ Bukit Mertajam

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’s celebrated for the spirits of the Nine Gods to descend upon the 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 a vegetarian diet for these 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 colourful floats.

Organizer: Tow Boo Kong Association

Telephone: +604-331 8717

Website: www.towbookong.org.my

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Contact: Penang State Tourism Development & Culture Office

Telephone: +604-650 5136/ +604-261 9012

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