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- Dalongdong Baoan Temple, Datong Dist., Taipei City Taiwan, R.O.C
Emperor Bao Sheng (Medicine God) was born on the 15th day of the third lunar month. On that day every year, the Bao’an Temple hosts a special ritual and organizes a Bao Sheng Cultural Festival. The cultural festival includes a series of religious and folkloric cultural activities and events, including festive procession, birthday celebration, and setting off of Fire Lion firecrackers, the fire walking ritual and Surname Folk Opera Series of the Folk Theater. Other events include musical performances, guided tour of the ancient heritage sites, and talks on Chinese medicine. There are also free clinics, cultural and arts contests. This annual cultural festival has given a new cultural dimension to the traditional folk celebration, becoming a unique event that incorporates religious, cultural, tourist and folkloric elements. It is a major cultural feast in Northern Taiwan and visitors are invited to observe the festivities.