Taiwan, Chiayi, the last day of the Ghost Month - Celebration Cheng Huang God Patrol

Cheng Huang God Patrol

Assuming that, after all, there are still some ‘brothers and sister’ on the loose, the city of Chiayi on Taiwan’s western shorelines is well prepared to finally banish those ghostly rebels from the realm of the living. On the first day following ghost month, they release the Ba Jia Jiang (the incarnations of the ‘Eight Infernal Generals’) who succesfully performed exorcism of evil spirits for the emperors back in the days. Today they’re revered as the gods of the underworld, representing the bodyguards for Cheng Huang (City Gods) temples.