10 – 12 Feb 2017
Yuan Xiao Jie is the fifteenth day of Chinese New Year with a tradition of a Rice Turtle at Thian Hock Keng.
On the fifteenth day of Chinese New Year, Thian Hock Keng invites devotees to celebrate Yuan Xiao Jie. Packets of 5kg rice will form the shape of a giant turtle and devotees have to ask Mazu for consent to bring home a pack of rice. There will also be rice turtles (面龟) which are made of flour and shaped like a turtle. It is an offering to the deities for longevity and peace and devotees may purchase them at $10.
11 Feb (正月十五) 9am