Easter Sunday in Taiwan – April 21, 2019
Easter Sunday is one of the most festive events among Christians worldwide. It commemorates Jesus Christ’s resurrection from death, as written in the Christian bible. Taiwan generally see Easter as an observed holiday.
Earth God’s Birthday – March 8, 2019
Tu Di Gong is a local earth god worshipped in Taiwan as derived from traditional Chinese culture.
As popular Chinese deity, he is worshiped by Chinese folk religion worshipers and Taoists. God of Earth Temple in Linjhong Village worshiped the God of Earth. God of Earth Temple is located in the downtown and near the railway. People believed the effects of God. He can bring happiness, get away disasters and have countless merits. In China, every village had a shrine to Tu Di Gong.
Christmas Day in Taiwan – December 25
Christmas is widely celebrated in Taiwan even though it is not a public holiday.
Stores would sell Christmas-related items and restaurants serve special Christmas Day set menus. Local governments would even take responsibility to hold Christmas celebrations officially; shopping malls across the island would also put up Christmas trees and light shows to attract more customer interest.
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.