The Year of the Fire Monkey

The Chinese Lunar Year starts on the  8 of Feb  for 2016. The beginning of the Fire Monkey year.

Chinese New Year at Guan Di Temple at KL China town

People lighting up josh sticks and candles at Guan Di Temple in KL China town

On the eve of the Chinese New Year after their reunion dinner with family members, many Chinese will go to the temple to give thanks and pray for a better year.

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Chinese New Year at Guan Di Temple at KL China town

To avoid the crowds many will be there before mid night but it is says that to make sure your wishes will be granted it best you pray at the stroke of mid- night, which will signal the arrival of the 1st day of the lunar year.

Chinese New Year at Guan Di Temple at KL China town

Chinese New Year at Guan Di Temple at KL China town

Guan Di Temple at KL China town

Devotee pray for indication of the year blessing using a bamboo container will many thin bamboo stick. The first stick that jump out of the bamboo holder when it is shaken will correspond with a number the relate to a piece of paper that will give guidance to you.

Chinese New Year at Si Yeh Temple

Chinese New Year at Si Yeh Temple

Chinese New Year at Si Yeh Temple at KL China town

Si Yeh Temple at KL China town

Chinese New Year at Guan Di Temple at KL China town

Chinese New Year at Guan Di Temple at KL China town

Devotees trying to push the huge piece of wood to sound the copper bell

Chinese New Year at Si Yeh Temple at KL China town

Chinese New Year at Si Yeh Temple at KL China town

People will buy the huge josh sticks decorated with dragon and write their name on a piece of paper before lighting it up, which will burns for hours.

Chinese New Year at Si Yeh Temple at KL China town

Preparing coil incense at Si Yeh Temple at KL China town

Chinese New Year at Si Yeh Temple at KL China town

Chinese New Year at Si Yeh Temple at KL China town

Some people will buy these coil incense  and temple helper will string them up and hang it on the ceiling. The red piece of paper is written with the name of the person or the family members.

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