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Bao Sheng Cultural Festival 2018

Bao Sheng Cultural Festival 2018

Emperor Bao Sheng (Medicine God) was born on the 15th day of the third lunar month. On that day every year, the Bao’an Temple hosts a special ritual and organizes a Bao Sheng Cultural Festival.

The cultural festival includes a series of religious and folkloric cultural activities and events, including festive procession, birthday celebration, and setting off of Fire Lion firecrackers, the fire walking ritual and Surname Folk Opera Series of the Folk Theater.

What is expected to be there?

There will be various amount of events, such as musical performances, guided tours of the ancient heritage sites, and talks on Chinese medicine. There are also free clinics, cultural and arts contests.

What is it about?

It is an annual cultural festival which gives a new cultural dimension to the traditional folk celebration, becoming a unique event that incorporates religious, cultural, tourist and folkloric elements. As it’s a major cultural feast in Northern Taiwan, visitors are invited to observe these festivities.

Is it free?

Yes, it’s free to attend, in fact visitors are invited to observe these festivities.

Where is it?

It’s at the iconic Dalongdong Baoan Temple in Taipei.

The full address is, Dalongdong Baoan Temple, Datong Dist., Taipei City Taiwan, R.O.C

How to get there?

You can get there by taking the MRT, red line to Yuanshan Station. It’s about a 10-11 minutes’ walk to the temple.

How to get to Dalongdong Baoan temple.

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God of Medicine’s Birthday 2017

God of Medicine’s Birthday in Taiwan – April 11, 2017

Since 1994, Baoan Temple, 保安宫, in Taipei has transformed the traditional birthday celebrations of the God of Medicine or Baosheng Dadi, 保生大帝, into an international cultural festival.

Known as the Asia Pacific Baosheng Cultural Festival, a series of public events was spread over two months and overlapping with birthday celebrations of four other deities; Zhu Sheng Niang Niang, Mazu, Heavenly Holy Mother and Emperor Sheng Nong. 注生娘娘, 妈祖,天上圣母,神农. See Baoan Temple celebrates birthday of Zhu sheng Niang Niang.