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“Crushing Gods” Temple Fair

( chinadaily.com.cn )

Updated: 2011-09-15

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“Crushing Gods” is a traditional public activity, which is related to Lu Dongbing who is one of the Eight Immortals in Chinese legends.

It is said that the 14th of April is the birthday of Lu Dongbing in the Chinese Lunar Calendar. On that day, he would pretend to be a beggar walking among the crowds. If someone walked past Lu Dongbing, he or she would have good luck for the following year. As a result, many people went shopping on that day. Nowadays, this traditional event has developed into an annual temple fair. In the Immortal Temple, there are many food stands, fish shops, handicraft shops on that day. Altogether, it is a very unique experience to be had.

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