chinese new year's eve worship

A New Year "BaiBai" Table



On the eve of Chinese New Year, each family sets up a "bai bai" (worship) table at eleven o'clock at night. 



Other "bai bai" tables throughout the year are set out during the mid-afternoon and left relatively unattended.  But, during the Chinese New Year worship hour, all the neighbors in a community will stand outside chatting and talking, and, of course, comparing the bai bai table sacrifices.



At midnight, firecrackers are lit and the spirit money as well as the long paper yellow things hanging from the table are burned.



Worshiping on Chinese New Year's Eve



2 comments:

  1. Thanks for sharing these pics from Chinese New Year. I LOVE them!! :)

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