The ninth day of Chinese New Year is a significant important day for Hokkiens. It’s the day which the Hokkiens express their gratitude to the Heavenly God for blessing them throughout the year.
My families are purely Hokkien, therefore we behold this relief too. A simple yet meaningful praying session is carried out at the late night of 8th day Chinese New Year. For your information, the time for the praying session vary every year.
Every food that used for the praying represent some good meaning. For your example, fat choi represent fat =]
Practically few years ago I influenced my mom to pray with vegetarian style.
Mom and bro praying for prosperity and heath =]
Neighborhood playing fire works to celebrate this day