On the ninth day of the Lunar New Year, people pray to the God of Heaven. Folklore expert Liao Dayi suggested not forgetting to pray to the Mother of Earth.

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[Reporter Tong Zhenguo/Nantou Report] Tomorrow is the ninth day of the Lunar New Year, which is also the birthday of the Jade Emperor. Many people can prepare fruit and other offerings to worship after 11:00 tonight. Folklore expert Liao Dayi suggested that in addition to worshiping the Jade Emperor who is in charge of the heavens, Don’t forget to worship the Mother Earth who is in charge of the earth and all things in the world. The offerings for worship can be flowers and fruits, or simple white rice and water, because rice and water represent heaven and earth, and the most important thing is a good and pious star. Heart, plant good roots for the new year and get blessings.

The 10-day Lunar New Year holiday has come to an end today, and I will start work tomorrow, which happens to be the Christmas Day of the Ninth Jade Emperor, commonly known as "Tian Gong Sheng". The office jointly organized the "Welcome to the Heaven and the Community Team Stepping on the Street" activity. After 11 o'clock in the evening, many people will also go to the Jade Emperor Palace to pay homage to the Jade Emperor.

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Folklore expert Liao Dayi suggested that besides worshiping Tiangong, people should not forget to worship the Mother Earth, who is in charge of the earth and everything in the world. The Supreme Mother Earth is the god who rules the earth, mountains and rivers. That is to say, there is a saying that "the sky is yang, the earth is yin, the heaven is the male and the earth is the mother". Except for going to the temples dedicated to the Jade Emperor and the earth mother, or directly worshiping the sky, the offerings for worship should avoid meat and meat. Simple white rice and water can be used. The items represent the sky, the earth and the people. Food is the sky, and rice and water can also be donated to the world.

Liao Dayi said that people worshiping the Heavenly Father and the Earthly Mother in the new year is nothing more than wanting to make up for the new year’s fortune and financial treasury. Caring for people is an invisible force. On this day, people may wish to show "one-finger magical skills", make a call to the elders, relatives and friends, etc., send a LINE, and go to the place full of flowers, it is the beginning of spring A great way to get positive energy.

The Dimu Temple in Puli Township is an important center of Dimu belief in Taiwan.

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In the beginning of the new year, worshiping the Heavenly Father and the Earthly Mother, folklore expert Liao Da also suggested that the public might as well go to places full of flowers and flowers, which can also accumulate positive energy.

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White rice and mineral water can be prepared for worshiping Tiangong and Dimu. Rice and water also represent heaven and earth.

(Provided by Liao Dayi)