Tuesday, February 3, 2009

The 9th day of Chinese New Year

The 9th day of Chinese New Year actually is our Hokkien New Year (Thni Kong Seh)HeHe most of the Penang Chinese people are Hok Kein so no need go to school today^^
here come the story: The folk tale has it that the Hokkiens escaped mistreatment by ruthless army in ancient China by seeking refuge in a sugarcane plantation. They emerged unharmed on the 8th day of Chinese New Year. The birthday of the Jade Emperor. Hence the New Year of Hokkiens.
Hehe sugarcane help us escape so we buy food,fruits and sugarcane as offering to the Jade Emperor God


  1. I m a hokkien too.
    But did not bai ti kong cos i m in SG.

  2. Sure it's crowded, and i heard the burning of bamboo too