Wednesday, July 09, 2008

冼夫人 Xian-Fu-Ren festival in Hainan


Check out photos of the Xian-Fu-Ren festival in Hainan on this site:


This festival commemorates Xian-Fu-Ren 冼夫人, a 6th century AD tribal military leader allied with the Tang Dynasty and helped pacified and ruled southern China.  Apparently, she has also become a local deity and processions in which there are tankis and spikes similar to those among the Southeast Asian diaspora.




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