Visitors 18
Modified 19-Mar-09
Created 19-Mar-09
34 photos

Went with my family for a holiday and visiting my in-law's relatives in Xiang Yun Town (翔云镇) located on the outskirt of Nan An City (南安市). After staying 4 days 3 nights there, we continued our journey to Quan Zhou (泉州) - nearer to Xiamen Airport (夏门).

It was close to Spring then and weather is chill and nice. It was about just over 10 degree in the morning to about not more than 18 degree in the afternooon. We had chosen this travelling date mainly due the major event where the townfolks were praying and offer sacrifices to worship their ancesters. Just within a night, some 130 pigs were sacrificed for the prayers the following day. Fireworks illuminated the skies that period while firecrackers is the common protocol for the villages. While this kind of worshipping was practised once a decade, this was 2 years late.
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