Radio Taiwan International
Date: 28 March, 2019
By Paula Chao
Four trains painted with Mazu processions are in service now. That’s part of cooperation between a temple in Miaoli County and the Taiwan Railways Administration.
The train begins from Changhua Station in central Taiwan, stops over in Baishatun Station in northern Miaoli County, and arrives in Zhunan Station in neighboring Hsinchu County. The service will run for three months.
In Taiwan, Mazu, the Goddess of the Sea, has a large number of worshippers. Each year, the religious processions carrying her statue through the streets have attracted large crowds.
To introduce the folk religion to more people, a temple in Miaoli County has worked with the railway authorities to decorate four trains with Mazu parades. [FULL STORY]