To make Yehliu Harbor Purification Festival of this year more colorful than before, New Taipei City government and Wanli District government arranged an outdoor feast, which about a thousand people attended, and activities including disciples jumping off the harbor, DIY photo stickers, riddles, lucky draw, competitions and many others. The event organizers also provided free amulets to visitors.
The festival is established to show gratefulness to gods for their protecting fishermen and coastal residents; every year, disciples of Wanli hold a ritual at Bao-an Temple, jump off Yehliu Harbor carrying gods’ figures, and cross hot stony ways barefooted. The festival of this year started from Feb.12 through Feb.17. Check out www.2011野柳神明淨港.tw
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