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Taiwan's annual Dajia Matsu pilgrimage begins

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The 2021 Dajia Matsu Pilgrimage Procession got underway without a hitch on Friday (April 9) in the central city of Taichung. Every year Matsu, the patron goddess of sea...

Starting ceremony of Taiwan’s Dajia Matsu Pilgrimage to be broadcast in 11 languages

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The starting ceremony of the Dajia Matsu Pilgrimage Procession, the largest religious activity in Taiwan, will be broadcast in 11 languages for the first time this year. ...

Taiwan schedules religious procession for April despite COVID pandemic

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The annual Dajia Matsu pilgrimage will go ahead in April despite the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, organizers announced Friday (Feb. 26). Last year’s edition o...

Travel film for Taiwanese city receives more than 1 million views

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taichung Tourism and Travel Bureau Director Lin Hsiao-chi (林筱淇) announced on Monday (Jan. 4) that the city’s promotional film “Taichung. The Heart of Taiwan&rd...

Dajia Matsu Pilgrimage postponed due to pressure from Taiwanese public

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — After waves of criticism from the Taiwanese public, the organizers of the Dajia Matsu Pilgrimage said Thursday (Feb. 27) that the event will be rescheduled until after the...

Dajia Matsu Pilgrimage to proceed in central Taiwan despite public concern

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The annual pilgrimage of the goddess Matsu and her worshippers will proceed as scheduled from March 19 to 28, the organizers said during a press conference Wednesday (Feb....

Video shows chaos when 'White Wolf' crashes Taiwan's Dajia Matsu Pilgrimage

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A video has surfaced showing the complete chaos that ensued when notorious former gang leader and current head of the Chinese Unity Promotion Party (CUPP, 統促黨) Chang An-le (張安樂...

5 injured in melee after pro-China gangster 'White Wolf' shows up at Taiwan's Dajia Matsu Pilgrimage

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Complete chaos and multiple injuries ensued when former gang leader and current head of the Chinese Unity Promotion Party (CUPP, 統促黨) Chang An-le (張安樂), who is nicknamed the &l...

Taiwan's annual Dajia Matsu Pilgrimage begins with over 50,000 people

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The annual pilgrimage of the goddess Matsu and her followers kicked off early Monday morning, April 8, in Miaoli County, attracting over 50,000 pilgrims at the start of th...

Taiwan’s Dajia Matsu Pilgrimage Procession to take place April 7 -16

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan’s Dajia Matsu Pilgrimage Procession, hailed as one of the world’s three largest religious activities by Discovery Channel and included in the UNESCO Int...