Thursday, February 10, 2011

Jade Emperor Ritual 拜天宮 ...




大年初八, 
8 - 9th day of Chinese New Year 2011

吉隆坡唐人街
(茨厂街 Petaling Street)
China Town, KL



These big one's cost about US $300  (or $1000 Malaysian Ringgit)
The larger ones can be roasted longer as there are more fat
in the Pig, creating very crispy outer layer of the skin ...



You will have to pay about US $40 or $138 Ringgit Malaysia for these smaller ones ...



It may not be a pretty sight until you have it on the dinner table ...



"招财进宝" originally 4 separate Chinese Characters 
written as a single character (symbol) ...
Chinese Prayers never seems to run away 
from prosperity and wealth ...



"平安" (PingAn) or SAFE wishes as an offering seems far more
appropriate in these days ...



I can afford these, each one set you down about US $10 or Ringgit $35 ...





Regardless of these succulent roasted duck ...



or these little ones or big ones below, I like them all ...





寿包 or "Long Life Pao", I think there are smaller Pao inside that
turtle usually symbolizes of course Long Life ...

(Bai Tiāngōng) 拜天宮

At around 11 pm on the 8th day of the Lunar New Year Calendar, 
The Hokkiens (福建人) will begin the praying ceremonies 
and offerings to the Jade Emperor ...

The prayers continue through mid-night to the
9th day of the Lunar New Year Calendar ...

It is a significant day for the Hokkiens (福建人), it is a day of gratitude 
for their ancestors ...

16 comments:

ruma said...

Hello, 黄清华 Wong Ching Wah.

I bless the season when you are happy.
It is a healthy view...

Thank you for your visit.
ruma

Joop Zand said...

Bon appetit.... prima photo's.

greetings, Joop

pharaonx said...

very cool. i like the pictures and the rosted meat.

Line said...

Looks exiting. What a great share. love to see culture, and with your text and this pitcures it is a great wiew. As always;O))
Grettings Line;O)

Serline said...

Never been to KL Chinatown myself, but my hubby told me quite a bit about the place. Lots of goodies and bargains ;-)

MTO Photography said...

Very interesting post. It`s nice to follow you beacuse there is always a story behind all nice pictures:)

veredit said...

What fantastic pictures of this magnificent event! I wish you a wonderful time!

... and I'm hungry now - I wonder why

my best wishes for you,
isabella

Bob Bushell said...

A vegans delight!!!!!! As usual, brilliant photos.

nouvelles couleurs - vienna atelier said...

beautifull fotos, but poor pig...

see you

Laura.M said...

Buenas imágenes Wong.
Buen provecho!!
Saludos.Laura

Siddhartha Joshi said...

The pigs look really sad, especially with the flower on their heads...as if to cheer the dead!

The photography is awesome as usual :)

Mahon said...

very beautiful photos !
I like these superb colors ! :))

Bye**

bilsot said...

I'm not going to eat anything for ...two days......

SKIZO said...

Excellent
Work
thank you for sharing

Levonne said...

Wow Wong. Those are really interesting pictures! The food looks unusual to me as an American in its presentation with the animals heads cooked whole. I love pork and I love duck so I suspect I would enjoy eating both! Thanks.

LE CHEMIN DES GRANDS JARDINS said...

Les photos sont très belles mais toutes ces têtes d'animaux grillés ne m'ouvrent pas l'appétit.

Roger