Masks of deities go viral online

Focus Taiwan
Date: 12/29/2020
By: Su Mu-chun and Elizabeth Hsu

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Taichung, Dec. 29 (CNA) Photos of five men dressed as deities worshipped at a temple in Taichung, complete with colorful facial makeup denoting which deities they were representing and face masks matching their makeup, have gone viral online.

The photos sparked enthusiastic comments about the face masks the deity actors were wearing to observe COVID-19 quarantine protocols.

The "five holy generals" from the Zhong Dou Yuan Shuai Dian will lead a religious procession organized by the temple that is scheduled to set off on Saturday on a tour of Tainan.

To observe tightened quarantine protocols following the report of the first domestic case of COVID-19 infection since April, the temple prepared face masks for the five leading deities of the procession.    [FULL  STORY]

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