• Short Summary

    THE FESTIVAL OF NINE GODS - IN MALAYA, IT IS AN IMPORTANT DAY FOR THE CHINESE COMMUNITY WHO MEET TOGETHER IN PRAYER AND PENANCE.

  • Description

    THE FESTIVAL OF NINE GODS - IN MALAYA, IT IS AN IMPORTANT DAY FOR THE CHINESE COMMUNITY WHO MEET TOGETHER IN PRAYER AND PENANCE.

    AMID THE FUMES OF BURNING JOSS STICKS AND THE THROB OF DRUMS, WORSHIPPERS WALK ACROSS PATHS OF BURNING COALS TO FULFIL PLEDGES MADE AS A MARK OF THANKS FOR PRAYERS ANSWERED DURING THE YEAR. OTHER WORSHIPPERS PIERCE THEIR BODIES WITH SHARP THIN SWORDS.

    WORSHIPPERS WITH BURNS AND WOUNDS OFTEN RECEIVED IN THE ORDEAL DECLINE MEDICAL ATTENTION BUT COLLECT CINDERS FROM THE PATH OF FIRE AS CHARMS TO WARD OFF FUTURE HARM.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA5C9ADNB6X0OY65KOBIBIL26AQ
    Media URN:
    VLVA5C9ADNB6X0OY65KOBIBIL26AQ
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    25/10/1961
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:57:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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