Crowds flock to temples as the Year of the Rooster crows

The China Post
Date: January 28, 2017
By: The China Post news staff

TAIPEI, Taiwan — Devotees packed temples across the country to pray for prosperity

People pray at the Hsing Tian Kong temple in Taipei’s Zhongshan District on Saturday, Jan. 28, the first day of the new year on the lunar calendar. (CNA)

and well-being on Saturday, the first day of the lunar calendar — and the Year of the Rooster.

Among the most crowded places of worship were Nantou County’s Zihnan Temple (紫南宮), where an estimated 50,000 worshippers lined up for more than seven kilometers for the chance to receive a golden egg containing cash or even gold.

The giveaway is an annual tradition for the Jhushan Township (竹山) temple, which this year prepared 2,000 of the eggs.    [FULL  STORY]

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