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BUTTERWORTH: For the second time in its 50-year history, the Tow Boo Kong Temple in Jalan Raja Uda, Butterworth, is not organising procession for thousands of devotees to send off the Nine Emperor Gods.
GEORGE TOWN: Although this year’s Nine Emperor Gods Festival is being scaled down due to the Covid-19 pandemic, devotees are still observing their nine-day vegetarian diet.
GEORGE TOWN: Both the Nine Emperor Gods and Navarathiri festivals which begin today are expected to be low-key celebrations, with temples observing strict standard operating procedure (SOP) in view of the Covid-19 pandemic.
GEORGE TOWN: For the first time in almost 30 years, vegetarian food traders will not be setting up stalls in Lintang Macallum 2 during the annual Nine Emperor Gods Festival.
Phuket: Sticking samurai swords, steak knives and even the sharpened handles of badminton racquets through their cheeks, devotees of Thailand’s vegetarian festival go all out during an annual event that is both gleeful and gory.
GEORGE TOWN: Like in the past 31 years, Taoist residents in Lip Sin Garden in Sungai Dua here began preparations to celebrate the Nine Emperor Gods Festival two weeks before.
NON-MUSLIM civil servants have commended the plan to give them seven days of unrecorded leave for religious purposes.
GEORGE TOWN: Thousands of devotees have gathered at temples in Penang in preparation to send off the deities at the end of the nine-day Kew Ong Yeah (Nine Emperor Gods) festival.
BUTTERWORTH: Devotees patronising the food stalls outside the Guan Yin Ting Dou Mu Gong temple in Medan Melur Selatan off Jalan Raja Uda here were excited to see a Malay couple selling vegetarian food in conjunction with the Nine Emperor Gods festival.