Nine Emperor Gods FestivalEvent Date : 01 Oct 2016 - 09 Oct 2016 Updated 21 December 2015
The Nine Emperor Gods Festival (Kew Ong Yeah) is celebrated on the 1st till the 9th day of ninth month in the lunar calendar. It is celebrated for the spirirts of the Nine Gods to descend upon earth by possessing spirit mediums and putting them in a trance. Throughout this festival, many rituals such as skewering and fire walking ceremonies are carried out. Devotees also practice vegetarian diet for there nine days. On the last day, the Gods are sent off through a procession leading to the sea on an "Emperor Boat" accompanied by many other colorful floats.