- Join in Nine Emperor Gods festivities in Langkawi

September 04, 2010 (PRLEAP.COM) Travel News highlights travellers keen to experience one of the most important annual events in south-east Asia during their time in Malaysia should book their stay to coincide with the Nine Emperor Gods festival.

Due to take place between October 8th and 16th 2010, the occasion is celebrated in a number of countries, including China, Singapore and Thailand, as well as Malaysia.

As with many of the events which take place close to Langkawi hotels, the Nine Emperor Gods festival is focused around the island's many temples.

Tourists staying at the resort will be treated to a ceremony at the temples of the various deities that is designed to welcome and invoke them.

As the gods are thought to arrive via the water, processions are held originating from these religious buildings to the seashore or nearby rivers, in which the devotees dress in white and carry incense and candles.

While it is a serious event, a carnival atmosphere typically pervades throughout the festival, while travellers are sure to notice the tinkling of prayer bells and chants from the temples.

Vegetarian food is traditionally eaten by worshippers during the nine days, before the climax in which scores of revellers take part in a procession to send the deities back home. recommends an array of Langkawi accommodation, such as the Tanjung Rhu Resort Langkawi.

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