Happy Birthday To the Goddess of the Sea.
Mazu's birthday falls on the twenty-third day of the third month of the lunar calendar and usually occurs around late April or early May in the Gregorian calendar...
It is celebrated widely in Hong Kong and Taiwan, with the largest festivities around the 8-day, 250-kilometer (160 mi) annual "inspection tour" of a Mazu idol from the Zhenlan Temple in Taichung to Chaotian Temple in Beigang and back again. The highlight is an incense-cutting ritual used to restore the fires of the Taichung temple. As many as 6,000 join the tour itself, some dressed as medieval standard-bearers and foot-soldiers, and more than 30,000 sometimes arrive for the idol's entry into Beigang. Another major festival is that around the Tianhou Temple in Lukang. Depending on the year, Mazu's festival day may fall as early as mid-April or as late as mid-May.
Today we celebrate the birth of the Goddess of the Sea - Māzú (媽祖), and our namesake. In honor of this special festival, we are offering all our valued online customers a special 50% discount for 24 hours.
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