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The third day of the 2018 Chinese New Year of the Earth Dog   Leave a comment


he Dog () is one of the 12-year cycle of animals which appear in the Chinese zodiac related to the Chinese calendar. The Year of the Dog is associated with the Earthly Branch symbol . The character 狗 refers to the actual animal while 戌 refers to the zodiac animal.

This is the third day of the 2018 Chinese New Year of the Earth Dog. Traffic and tourists are seen be less heavier in Penang this time around. Some hawkers are complaining about poorer business and hopefully they have not overpriced themselves. Definite signs of poorer economic climate in Malaysia this year as even the sound of firecrackers and drum beats of Lion Dance is harder to hear!

Quite Chinese New Year 2018 – The Year of the Earth Dog

Quite Chinese New Year 2018 – The Year of the Earth Dog

Quite Chinese New Year 2018 – The Year of the Earth Dog

Quite Chinese New Year 2018 – The Year of the Earth Dog

Quite Chinese New Year 2018 – The Year of the Earth Dog

Quite Chinese New Year 2018 – The Year of the Earth Dog

 

Chinese New Year, also known as the Spring Festival (simplified Chinese春节traditional Chinese春節pinyinChūn Jié) in modern China, and one of the Lunar New Years in Asia, is an important Chinese festival celebrated at the turn of the traditional lunisolar Chinese calendar. Celebrations traditionally run from the evening preceding the first day, to the Lantern Festival on the 15th day of the first calendar month. The first day of the New Year falls on the new moon between the 21st of January and 20th of February. In 2018, the first day of the Lunar New Year was on Friday, 16 February, initiating the year of the Dog.

It is one of the world’s most prominent and celebrated festivals, with the largest annual mass human migration in the world. It is a major holiday in Greater China and has had strong influence on the lunar new year celebrations of its geographic neighbours, including Singapore,IndonesiaMalaysiaKoreaThailandVietnamCambodiaMauritiusAustralia, and the Philippines.

The New Year festival is centuries old and associated with several myths and customs. Traditionally, the festival was a time to honour deities as well as ancestors.[8] Within China, regional customs and traditions concerning the celebration of the Lunar New Year vary widely. Often, the evening preceding Lunar New Year’s Day is an occasion for Chinese families to gather for the annual reunion dinner. It is also traditional for every family to thoroughly clean the house, in order to sweep away any ill-fortune and to make way for incoming good luck. Windows and doors are decorated with red colour paper-cuts and couplets with popular themes of “good fortune” or “happiness”, “wealth”, and “longevity”. Other activities include lighting firecrackers and giving money in red paper envelopes. In about one third of the Mainland population, or 500 million Northerners, dumplings (especially those of vegetarian fillings) feature prominently in the meals celebrating the festival.

 

The Dog () is one of the 12-year cycle of animals which appear in the Chinese zodiac related to the Chinese calendar. The Year of the Dog is associated with the Earthly Branch symbol . The character 狗 refers to the actual animal while 戌 refers to the zodiac animal.

 

Extracted from Wikipedia.

The Final Act of the Thai Teochew Wayang in Penang   Leave a comment


The Final Act of the Thai Teochew Wayang in Penang

The new show of the Thai Teochew Opera for the last year as they are not coming to Penang anymore due to our low RM and no enough payment after conversion. It was the show on Wednesday 4th October, 2017.  Sad, sigh as it is one of the FINAL Acts for season. Our local people cannot pay such  new sum asked by the Thai Troupe anymore due to  the poor present current economic situation in Penang.  I never ask the price like for a performance in a day or 2 performances a day of this Thai Teochew Troupe but I heard is around RM5,000 to RM6,000 per day usually limited to one performance. They are the better performers with lavish, updated and colourful intricate costumes.

I am hoping to docu-photograph the final performances of this better Thai Teochew Troupe in Penang for future historical records.

SP Lim

The Final Act of the Thai Teochew Wayang in Penang

The Final Act of the Thai Teochew Wayang in Penang

The Final Act of the Thai Teochew Wayang in Penang

The Final Act of the Thai Teochew Wayang in Penang

The Final Act of the Thai Teochew Wayang in Penang

The Final Act of the Thai Teochew Wayang in Penang

The Wayang Photographer as featured in the local Chinese Press.

The Wayang Photographer as featured in the local Chinese Press.

Poh Hock Seah CHNEAH HOAY Celebration Year 2015 ~ Year of the Goat – Final Part   Leave a comment



Poh Hock Seah CHNEAH HOAY Celebration Year 2015 ~ Year of the Goat – Final Part
The forecasted predictions for 3 Trimesters of 4 months each following the Chinese Lunar calendar of the Year of the Goat 2015.
Forecast of next 3 Trimesters (4 months each) of the Year of the Goat 2015 of the Economy of Penang State, by Poh Hock Seah’s Twa Peh Kong last night at Tanjung Tokong, Penang.
Translated as First Trimester – Moderate,
Second and Third Trimester – Satisfactory
Reporting from inside the Temple … by Lim Soo Peng

Poh Hock Seah CHNEAH HOAY (Flame Watching) Celebration Year 2015 ~ Year of the Goat   Leave a comment



Poh Hock Seah CHNEAH HOAY Celebration Year 2015 Year of the Goat
4th to 6th March 2015 (14th to 16th Day of the Lunar 1st Moon)
In observing the annual ‘Chneah Hoay’ ceremony, the Seah will be holding a three days celebration, 4th to 6th March 2015, with the following programe:-
Ceremonies
Pilgrimage to Hai Choo Soo Temple
Wednesday, 4th March 2015 (14th Day of Lunar 1st Moon)
11:00 a.m. : Gathering of Members at Poh Hock Seah
12:00 noon : Paying homage to Twa Peh Kong
1:00 p.m. : Lunch is served
2:00 p.m. : Start of Pilgrimage- Religious Ceremony- Ceremonial hand-over of ‘Chiew Lor’ (Hand held urn)
2:30 p.m. : Procession leaves Poh Hock Seah to Jalan Magazine and thence proceed by bus to Hai Choo Soo Temple, Tanjong Tokong.

“Chneah Hoay” Ceremony or Flame Watching Ceremony
Wednesday, 4th March 2015 (14th Day of Lunar 1st Moon)
11:00 p.m. : Commencement of “Chneah Hoay” Ceremony

Forecast of next 3 Trimesters (4 months each) of the Year of the Goat 2015 of the Economy of Penang State, by Poh Hock Seah’s Twa Peh Kong last night at Tanjung Tokong, Penang.
Translated as First Trimester – Moderate,
Second and Third Trimester – Satisfactory
Reporting from inside the Temple … by Lim Soo Peng

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