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Aidilfitri celebration in Beijing

Back in July last year, a local Muslim friend invited me to join in the Aidilfitri celebration at the Nanxiapo Mosque, which his family goes.

An elderly woman insisted that I had to wear a a head scarf before I could set foot in the mosque compound. She picked a bright red one from her stash, and I tried not to look at my own reflection on the windows…

There was an unmistakable solemnity in the air, like in all places of worship.

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Changing Luck

Most of us are superstitious. We pray to God, or the unknown forces, to get answers for doubts that are bugging us.

Every year during the Chinese New Year, most temples in Malaysia will be crowded with devotees making offerings for a better year ahead. A Goddess of Mercy temple at Sungai Buloh, Selangor, hosts one of its yearly rituals, where devotees follow a Chinese medium in trance to cross a man-made bridge.

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