Photo of the Day: Guardian demons greet City God parade

The parade is part of the City God Pilgrimage

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Guardian demons (Photo by Keoni Everington)
Musicians who played lute and drums  in the parade (Photo by Keoni Everington)

Guardian demons (Photo by Keoni Everington) (Taiwan News photo)

Musicians who played lute and drums in the parade (Photo by Keoni Everington) (Taiwan News photo)

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - A local Taoist temple parade took place today in Da'an District of Taipei, featuring minion pole dancers, flaming hello kitty cars, and young female musicians in skimpy qipaos.

The parade is part of the City God Pilgrimage. In the parade, staged near the Dongmen MRT Station Tuesday, three people dressed in minion costumes performed pole dance routines on moving platforms, followed by Hello Kitty cars, and young women playing traditional instruments.

During the City God Pilgrimage, the Taoist temples on the parade routes will send people to release firecrackers as a welcome gesture and some will send giant deities and holy palanquins to greet the parade lines. In Tuesday’s parade, a temple sent the the famous twin deities Thousand League Ears and Thousand Mile Eyes to greet the lines.

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