It has already become a routine for me not to sleep on the weekends because of those celebrations. With a 130+ Gods served in Tainan, over 30 of them being what I term “class B Gods”, and almost 10 being “class A Gods”, it so happens that almost every weekend we have a birthday celebration for either a class A or a class B God. It’s quite hard to keep up which Gods or which temples serving what Gods are having a birthday, but new things keep coming up.
Yesterday, driving back through Hai-An road, it was no surprise for me to find two new temple stands in the middle of the big road. I saw them preparing for something massive, so I parked patiently – as if knowing what to expect – and soon enough, within 10 minutes, the familiar sounds exploded in my ear.
Some have complained to me that the videos I take aren’t long enough, and that it’s hard to visualize the whole thing. Okay, then. How about a 12 minute long footage of a God’s birthday in Tainan. I’m sure you’d like how real it looks with the camera moving around, trying to keep up with the Gods. I was trying to make it look as exciting is it really is… 😛
Looking for some more temple action in Taiwan? :
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