The Nine Emperor Gods Festival

Yim Yeong Tim group perform at the nine emperor fest celebrating the Chinese community’s belief that abstinence from meat and various stimulants during the ninth lunar month of the Chinese calendar will help them obtain good health and peace of mind.

Petaling Jaya

The Nine Emperor Gods Festival is held from the first to the ninth day of the ninth lunar month among Chinese communities in Southeast Asia. It begins with the welcoming of the gods into the temple where they are to be worshipped for nine days, and ends when the gods are sent off on the ninth day. The festival is known for the temple processions that take place during the celebrations. The oldest Nine Emperor Gods temple in Singapore is the Hougang Tou Mu Temple at 779A Upper Serangoon Road.

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