马六甲妈祖文化节 2/10-2/11/2014 Mazu Festival | Melaka



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This is the first time, a procession is arranged in Melaka on Mazu Festival.
























Temples dedicated to Mazu can be found in China and overseas Chinese communities around the world.
The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization has designated the Mazu belief and custom as an ‘Intangibale Cultural Heritage of Humanity’.

Mazu is regarded as the guardian of the sea and worshipped by fishermen, merchants and diplomats from the Song period onwards.

Admiral Zheng He prayed at Mazu temple before leaving on his sea voyages.





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