Yenshui Fengpao

PhotographerChun Yao Lin
PrizeHonorable Mention
City/CountryTaipei, Taiwan
Photo Date2017/02/11
Entry Description

In Taiwan,villagers in Yenshui celebrated the Chinese Lantern Festival by setting off lots of firecrackers. About 200 years ago,there was a terrible disease in Yenshui. Many people caught the disease and died. The only way they can do was praying to the god to save themselves. The god "Kowangong" told these people to set off firecrackers to make the deadly disease go away. Villagers in 2017 still following the tradition.