550,000 people squeezed into temple to burn incense on Cai Shen Ye’s birthday

| February 19th, 2010

From Netease:

Today is lunar Jan. 5th (Feb. 18), the birthday of Cai Shen Ye (财神爷), Chinese god of wealth. 550,000 people rushed to Guiyuan Temple before dawn to burn incense as a way to welcome Cai Shen Ye, as well as to pray for blessings for the year of Tiger.

In fact, many people from in and out of Wuhan City started to queue up in front of Guiyuan Temple from 7 p.m. last night, waiting to serve Cai Shen Ye. […]Read more…