Catherine and I were looking for some space-saving solutions in the early evening last Sunday when we were startled by the abundant sound of firecrackers going off outside. The sound was close, so we went outside to check out the commotion. Luckily I had my camera with me to take a few pics of the festivities.
As we went outside we saw Guan Gong [關公], a general during the late Eastern Han period being carried.
Later we saw Mazu [媽祖], the Goddess of the Sea…
I don’t know the story behind these costumes:
If I ever buy a truck, I am going to give it a paint job the same as the one carrying the God of Fortune [財神爺]:
The God of Fortune threw some candy into the crowd, but some kids beat me to it…
Qiye and Baye [七爺八爺], who transport spirits to the netherworld:
These parades don’t exactly run themselves, there are people in charge to make sure everything runs smoothly: