Friday, 14 February 2014
Chap goh meh at Quah Kongsi
The Quah Kongsi had the first of this year's worship sessions this morning, on the 15th day of the first lunar month of the Year of the Horse, which is Chap Goh Meh. Normally, this would be the first occasion that the Quah clansmen would get to meet one another in the New Year after the last worship session at Tung Chik (winter solstice) in the previous year. We do the worship sessions five times in a year and as the president of the Kongsi, I will always make it a point to attend.
Other than meeting the usual committee members and trustees, there was this little surprise of bumping into new visitors that come visit the Kongsi House occasionally. They had come to pray to the Kongsi's resident deity, Tai Tay Eah, and also to the memorial tablets in the inner hall.