By: George Liao, Taiwan News, Staff Reporter
The century-old Yehliu Cleansing of the Harbor Festival, a three-day event to kick off Feb. 20 (Jan. 13 in the lunar calendar), will have an international flavor this year as more foreigners have registered to participate in its Feb. 21 “sea jumping” activity. The festival will take place at Yehliu’s Baoan Temple, Wanli District, New Taipei City.
The annual ritual sees believers jump into the sea to cleanse themselves of bad luck and get blessing from local deities. [FULL STORY]