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Mazu Culture, 妈祖文化

Mazu Culture series of articles explore the worship and culture of Mazu. The article “Mazu, 妈祖” traces the life of Mazu and historical circumstances that led to the rise of Mazu culture in China and amongst Overseas Chinese.

"Mazu Titles, 妈祖封号" is a detailed list of all the titles used to honor Mazu over a period of 716 years. Last but not least, Mazu Temples, 妈祖庙 list Mazu temples covered in Chinatownology.

In 2009, the Mazu belief and custom was designated as "Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity" by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO). Other Chinese heritages in the list included the Dragon Boat Festival and Nanyin.

Mazu, 妈祖

Mazu Titles, 妈祖封号

Mazu Temples, 妈祖庙

Mazu birthday celebrations, Singapore

Mazu birthday celebration at Thian Hock Keng Temple, Singapore

Mazu celebrations in Taiwan


Mazu Temple in Yangon, Burma

 
Spirit medium representing Mazu during Mazu's birthday celebration, Singapore

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Stone carving of Mazu guilding a boat during a storm
Penang Hainan Temple

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