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The Triennial Grand Event of Donglong Temple - Donggang King Boat Ceremony (Summer Love at Dapeng Ba
2009-07-17 16:23:00
2009-07-17 16:24:00
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Leanne Chien
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Leanne Chien
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By TTNews Reporter Shao Yu-Ming
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Pingtung County, Taiwan –


The well-known Donggang King Boat Ceremony is hosted by Donglong temple every three years when it comes to the 2nd (Ox), 5th (Dragon), 8th (Ram) and 11th (Dog) year of the Chinese 12-year cycle. For this local grand event, all the residents of Donggang will set aside their works and all participate in the ceremony of welcoming the king.

It is said that the origin of Donggang King Boat Ceremony is an activity of praying for healthy and peaceful life. When ancestors of Ching Dynasty came to Taiwan, a severe plague caused panic and chaos among the people. As Wen Wangyeh was sent here to solve the problem, he dispelled the disease or evil spirit via the ritual. People believed that he eventually sailed away along with the plague.

Our ancestors were pretty convinced about the legend; therefore future generations inherited the renewal ceremony from generation to generation. Donggang King Boat Ceremony not only is a well-known activity along the southwest coast of Taiwan, but it has also been one of the most famous and important religious events in Taiwan.

2009 Donggang King Boat Ceremony begins with the main “Welcoming King Boat” on Saturday, October 10, 2009. Welcome nation-wide people to take part in this triennial grand event of Donglong Temple!


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English and Chinese
Dapeng Bay: 大鵬灣
Donggang King Boat Ceremony: 迎王平安祭
Donglong Temple: 東隆宮
Ching Dynasty: 清朝




【夏戀大鵬灣】東隆宮大盛事 三年一次迎王平安祭

邵鈺敏/屏東縣

  享譽盛名的東港東隆宮迎王平安祭,每三年舉行一次,即逢生肖牛、龍、羊、狗年的農曆九月,此為地方上的年度盛事,所以東港人都會放下手邊工作,前來參與迎王祭典。

  據說,迎王平安祭的由來,是清朝先民渡海來台遭逢瘟疫,造成人心恐慌、民不聊生的局面,於是先民求助神明。當時代天巡守的溫王爺被派來救災解難,藉由儀式將瘟疫驅除,最後溫王爺搭乘王船,並且帶著瘟疫一起離開。

  先民對於此傳說深信不已,於是後代子孫代代相傳,承襲延續迎王祭典,因此迎王平安祭就成東港當地重要的民間活動之一。

  對於東港人而言,迎王平安祭的背後不只有傳承、敬神的意涵,也代表著祖先開墾拓荒的辛勞與堅忍不拔的精神,更有著東港人對於這片土地的感恩之情。

  2009年東港迎王平安祭的重頭戲「迎王船」,定於10月10日(六)舉行,歡迎各地民眾前來共襄盛舉,一同延續傳統民俗文化。(攝影/洪榕)

東港.小琉球旅遊資訊在這裡:http://928.travel-web.com.tw/
大屏東旅遊網:http://pingtung.travel-web.com.tw/

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2009-07-17 16:23:00
2009-07-17 16:24:00
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