Mazu Festival in Ximending

god dancing at the Mazu Festival in Ximending

The already lively and colorful streets of Ximending (西門町) had an extra flavor today with a Mazu Festival. Gods of all shapes and sizes paraded through the streets along with drumming and the sound of fireworks. 

2007 Northern Taiwan Mazu Festival sign on temple in Ximending

Sign for the 2007 Northern Taiwan Mazu Cultural Festival (2007年北台灣媽祖文化節) on the Mazu Temple (天后宮) in Ximending. 

Drummers at the Mazu Festival in Ximending

Drummers on the back of a truck during the parade.  

at the Mazu Festival in Ximending

Two young children who were dressed in dragon costumes take a break from the parade.  

More photos in the Mazu Festival in Ximending set at flickr.

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