灣仔土地廟遇祭白虎 insect awakening day at wanchai

2016.3.5 驚蟄 | 永豐街 wing fung street

insect awakening day mar16

今天驚蟄,祭白虎以驅除害蟲、消災解難。

早上路過灣仔土地廟,清靜無人,不妨發現街坊祭完白虎留下的祭品。

白虎以肥豬膏祭奉,虎前還撒有綠豆白米。

this morning went past this earth god shrine in wanchai. what a surprise to discover someone just finished making offerings to the “white tiger”.

according to chinese lunar calendar, hibernating insects awaken today. one of the rituals is to make offering to the ‘white tigers’ (even though they are yellow here). the purpose is to scare away all the bugs and evils. note, pork lard is offered to the tigers and rice and green beans are scattered to feed the street spirits.

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