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Lim Jetty’s Hungry Ghost Festival 2016   Leave a comment


Lim Jetty’s Hungry Ghost Festival 2016

Lim Jetty's Hungry Ghost Festival 2016 - Scene taken on Thursday, 18 August 2016 night.

Lim Jetty’s Hungry Ghost Festival 2016 – Scene taken on Thursday, 18 August 2016 night.

Lim Jetty's Hungry Ghost Festival 2016 - Scene taken on Thursday, 18 August 2016 night.

Lim Jetty’s Hungry Ghost Festival 2016 – Scene taken on Thursday, 18 August 2016 night.

Lim Jetty's Hungry Ghost Festival 2016 - Scene taken on Thursday, 18 August 2016 night.

Lim Jetty’s Hungry Ghost Festival 2016 – Scene taken on Thursday, 18 August 2016 night.

Lim Jetty's Hungry Ghost Festival 2016 - Scene taken on Thursday, 18 August 2016 night.

Lim Jetty’s Hungry Ghost Festival 2016 – Scene taken on Thursday, 18 August 2016 night.

Lim Jetty's Hungry Ghost Festival 2016 - Scene taken on Thursday, 18 August 2016 night.

Lim Jetty’s Hungry Ghost Festival 2016 – Scene taken on Thursday, 18 August 2016 night.

Lim Jetty's Hungry Ghost Festival 2016 - Scene taken on Thursday, 18 August 2016 night.

Lim Jetty’s Hungry Ghost Festival 2016 – Scene taken on Thursday, 18 August 2016 night.

 

From Wikipedia:-

Taboos

As the ghosts and the suffering spirits will come out from the hell to visit their homes during the 7th lunar month (the ghost month), many things should be avoided during this month including the ghost day:

  1. Do not stroll at night.
  2. Do not swim. It is said that drowned evil ghosts might try to drown people in order to find victims for them to rebirth.
  3. As the month is considered to be inauspicious, do not move to a new house, start new businesses or marry.
  4. Do not hang clothes outside at night.
  5. Do not pick up coins or money found on the street and if one does, never bring any home.
  6. Do not step on or kick the offerings by the roadside. If someone were to step on any offerings by accident, he or she should apologize aloud to ameliorate the situation
  7. Do not wear red because ghosts are attracted to red.
  8. Don’t sing and whistle as these may attract ghosts.
  9. Keep away from the walls as it is believed that ghosts like sticking to walls.
  10. If someone is born during the ghost month, avoid celebrating his or her birthday at night. It is better to celebrate during the daytime.
  11. Do not go out at 12 midnight as the ghost may approach you for food and other offerings for them.
  12. Do not open umbrellas in the house. It may attract spirits
  13. Do not take selfies or take videos. Ghost may appear in it. You may never know
  14. Do not sleep facing the mirror or something reflective. It guides the ghosts.

More Hokkien Wayang from my photo archives   Leave a comment


More Hokkien Wayang from my photo archives

Chinese opera (simplified Chinese: 戏曲; traditional Chinese: 戲曲; pinyin: xìqǔ; Jyutping: hei3kuk1; Pe̍h-ōe-jī: hì-khek) is a popular form of drama and musical theatre in China with roots going back to the early periods in China. It is a composite performance art that is an amalgamation of various art forms that existed in ancient China, and evolved gradually over more than a thousand years, reaching its mature form in the 13th century during the Song Dynasty. Early forms of Chinese drama are simple, but over time they incorporated various art forms, such as music, song and dance, martial arts, acrobatics, as well as literary art forms to become Chinese opera.[1]
There are numerous regional branches of Chinese opera, of which the Beijing opera (Jingju) is one of the most notable.

From Wikipedia
Varieties

Northern China
Beijing opera (京剧)
Yuju opera (豫剧)
Errenzhuan/Bangzixi/Benbeng opera (二人转) (Northeast China)
Hebei bangzi (河北梆子) (Hebei)
Jiju (吉剧) (Jilin)
Lüju (吕剧) (Shandong)
Pingju (评剧) (Hebei)
Puju (蒲剧) (Shanxi)
Qinqiang/Qin dynasty opera (秦腔) (Shaanxi)
Zaju (雜劇)
Jinju (晋剧) (Shanxi)

Southern China
Cantonese opera (Guangdong)
Gaojia opera (Quanzhou)
Huaguxi (Hubei/Hunan)
Huju (Shanghai)
Kunqu
Liyuan opera
Teochew opera
Min opera (Fuzhou)
Nanxi (Wenzhou)
Ouju (Wenzhou)
Shaoxing opera/Yueju (Zhejiang)
Taiwanese opera
Wuju (Jinhua)

Inserted by SP Lim
Note: Hokkien opera is missing from the list stated in Wikipedia.
More photos to follow.

Wayang at the Pulau Tikus Wet Market   Leave a comment


Wayang or the Chinese Opera in Hokkien dialect was played at the Pulau Tikus Wet Market. This was in the tribute of the Tai Soo Yah ( the Chinese version of the King of the Hades ) in the Seventh Moon of the Chinese Lunar calendar which is the month of the Hungry Ghosts.

SP Lim

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