Wang Yeh Burning Boat Festival Taiwan

The Wang Yeh boat burning festival occurs once every three years.  Disease spreading ghosts, or Wang Yeh, are lead onto the boats by priests and mediums.  The boat, sitting atop a mountain of ghost money (money burned by locals for the benefit of their dead ancestors) is then burned, sending the spirits back to their world, hopefully taking their plagues with them.  This year, I believe, there was a special focus on H1N1 (the Swine Flu).

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8 thoughts on “Wang Yeh Burning Boat Festival Taiwan”

  1. Hey Matt,I have moved to dong gang for months.
    I was on the festivel too but i didnt go to the burning boat because it’s too crowded.
    My dad’s office and home are near the bad I didnt know you yet!
    Anyway, you took great shots.

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