At three o’clock in the afternoon that day, some people went to the river to set up a ritual altar, place an incense burner, and worship the five lands. At the same time, in Doumu Palace, the Taoist priest opened the eyes of the dragon boat (dotting the dragon’s eyes with a red pen) and opened the eyes of Guanyin Master on the dragon boat. At eight o’clock in the evening, send the dragon boat to the river first. At ten o’clock in the evening, the procession set off from Doumu Palace, followed by floats, dragons and lions, and a tall statue of the general of the fifth battalion walking in the procession.
Throughout the celebration of the Nine Emperor Gods’ Birthday, the Hokkien word “fa la” is the most commonly heard word and the most echoing word. Because of the “fa la” and “fa la” one after another, the temple celebration turned into a carnival. Of course the heart must be sincere and the behavior must be respectful, but when everyone cheers and prays together, the excitement is palpable and the joy cannot be concealed. I guess gods can understand and tolerate the various emotions of mortals. The farewell ceremony attracted a large number of ordinary pilgrims. Some followed all the way from Doumu Palace, some joined in the middle, and some were walking by the river and accidentally witnessed this grand event, so they couldn’t help but become a member of the incense-holding believers.
The Dharma boat was put into the river and burned, gradually moving away and gradually burning up. The believers held up incense and candles on the bank and bowed in worship, shouting “Fa La” in their mouths.
The Dharma boat sent away the Nine Emperor Gods, but left the hope of happiness and health in the hearts of believers.
The committee members took the Nine Emperors Incense Burner back to the sea in a small wooden boat.
Thousands of followers of Nine Emperor Gods.