Hungry Ghost Festival 大士爺 II Bukit Mertajam Malays

7th moon of the lunar calendar marks the beginning of the Hungry Ghost Festival. It is said that the gate of hell will be opened on the first day of the 7th lunar month and closed on the 30th day of the 7th lunar month. In Penang, penangites will select few days in the 7th lunar month to celebrate this festival. The God of Hades statue in the photo is said to be the largest in Malaysia which has the height of 26 feet 8 inches. This God of Hades statue is located at Jalan Pasar of Bukit Mertajam.
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