Thursday, August 20, 2009

Carnival / Annual Leaves for the spirits

 

2009 is a very interesting year.

Why?

Because, today (20/08/2009) is the first day of the seventh month for Chinese calendar and tomorrow (21/08/2009), or Saturday (22/08/2009), will be the the start of Ramadan.

You get me now?
Not yet?
Bah.

In Chinese tradition, the seventh month in general is regarded as the Ghost Month (鬼月), in which ghosts and spirits, including those of the deceased ancestors, come out from the lower realm.

Whereas for muslim on the other hand, there will be no ghost in the month of Ramadan.

See the conflict here?

 

cinaghost1

 

ghost2

 

Geddit geddit?

 

…. I hope no one felt offended eh.

9 comments:

Sheila said...

LOL! This is real funny! Thanks for the post...

Nonnie King said...

I was afraid that people might find this post offensive to be honest.

Anonymous said...

LOL. This is a good post.
Only someone with zero sense of humor will get offended, so dont worry.

CiliQueen said...

Hahahaha ...good one Nonnie. Well, today is Thursday (it's known as malam Jumaat - Friday night). so usually it's kind of a 'taboo' when talking about ghosts.. superstitious thingy leh... scared the hantus will come out hehehee ...

Nonnie King said...

Anonymous : Thanks! It's just for laugh but sometimes some people doesn't have humour for it like you said.

CQ : My colleagues and I were kidding that kasian the Chinese "friends", one year one time come out eat sekali kana prison up also.

*imagination*

nikki.szeli said...

HAHAHAHA!!

good one nonnie .. good one ;)

Nonnie King said...

Hhehehee.
Wild imagination rocks!

48 said...

very funny, so imaginative oso..
so this month got hantu or not got hantu?

-dee- said...

hahaha annual leave lagi tu ehh... kecalian ku... i guess this year punya ghost festival not so happening? :D