Anyone planning to go to Dajia for this years Mazu festival?
For those who don’t know what it is, take a look here. It starts next Saturday, April 21st, with the Mazu actually leaving at 23.05. Although experience from past years leads me to believe that it’ll leave much later than that.
Still, there’s a lot going on in Dajia all day. It is supposed to be one of the worlds 3 biggest religious festivals, with up to 1 million people expected over the 8 days.
Mazu will travel south to Jiayi county, before turning around and returning to Dajia where she’ll arrive at again on Sunday, April 29.
I went to both days of it in Dajia, plus one day in Yuanlin and Changhua in 2005, and last year saw it in Changhua only (was going to go to Dajia, but it was pouring with rain both days). I can definitely recommend it as one of the best things I’ve seen in the 4 years I’ve been in Taiwan.
Anyway, if anyone’s planning to go and wants to meet up, let me know.