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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. ...

Sea goddess, air force C-130s called upon to fight Taiwan drought

Taiwan is drilling wells, seeding clouds, and beseeching a gold-faced sea goddess to help the sub-tropical island ride out its most serious drought in about half a century after rain-soaking typhoons ...

Taiwan turns to Matsu for drought relief

Irrigation authorities in Taiwan are turning to Matsu on Sunday (March 7) for help to resolve the nation's drought, teaming up with Dajia Jenn Lann Temple in Taichung City, to pray to the deity fo...

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...

Ride Dajia's seaside bikeway in C. Taiwan to enjoy coastal views

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Dajia section of Taichung City's coastal bikeway system is the perfect place on a summer weekend or holiday to enjoy the sea breeze and coastal views. The coast...

Dajia Matsu Pilgrimage in C. Taiwan to take place June 11-20

Organizers of the Dajia Matsu Pilgrimage, the largest annual religious procession in Taiwan, said Monday that the event will be held this year from June 11-20, nearly three months later than the origi...

Jenn Lann Temple in C Taiwan donates NT$30 million for virus prevention

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The chairman of the temple that organizes the annual Dajia Matsu Pilgrimage (大甲媽祖遶境) told the media on Thursday (Feb. 27) that the temple had donated NT$30 million (US$980...

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....

Fears of coronavirus cast shadow over upcoming Dajia Mazu Pilgrimage

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As cases of the coronavirus (COVID-19) continue to rise in Taiwan, worries that the upcoming Mazu temple tour, which draws thousands of participants to central Taiwan each...

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 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...

17-day Daan sand sculpture & music festival in central Taiwan kicks off on June 2

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)—This year’s Daan sand sculpture & music festival in Taichung City will take place in Daan Costal Park from June 2 through June 18, featuring display of sand sculpt...

Miao-Hui temple culture exhibition opens in the Netherlands

An exhibition showcasing the architectural beauty of Taiwan’s temples and vibrant traditional religious culture is underway at Museumpark Orientalis in Nijmegen, the Netherlands. Organized b...