Mazu Procession

Mazu Procession

Map:Mazu Procession
Mazu was originally the goddess of navigation for the religious population along the southeastern coast of China. As the migrants entered Taiwan, this became an important religious belief on the island, and thus during Mazu's birthday in the third month of the Chinese lunar calendar, many temples still hold religion processions that can attract to over 10,000 followers. The belief in Wangye originated in Southern China, and the religion's origin was related to a plague that was particularly rampant along the western coast of Taiwan. The deities enshrined in Wangye Temples had different surnames, such as Zhu, Chi and Zhang, but these are not family-specific temples.

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