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Dajiao, (Chinese: 打醮; pinyin: Dǎ jiào; literally: "worshipping the gods")[1] called the Taiping Qingjiao or Taipingqingjiao in Hong Kong, (太平清醮; Tàipíng qīng jiào; "the Purest Sacrifice Celebrated for Great Peace") is a Taoist ritual and festival which is performed every year.

The ritual is for asking the Taoist deities peace and rest in that area. Pak Tai is a common Chinese god for this festival. Believers must eat vegetarian food at the festival. It is performed across Greater China: Sichuan, Fujian, Taiwan, Guangdong and Hong Kong.

Hong Kong[edit]

The festival name is transliterated as Tai Ping Ching Chiu from Cantonese. Some of these festivals are called Da Jiu Festival, a famous one of which is the Cheung Chau Bun Festival. This festival is also practiced in Hong Kong in Sheung Shui Wai, New Territories, Yuen Long and Kam Sheung Road.


  1. ^ New Journey Through History 1A. Kan, Nelson Y. Y. and Tang, Miranda K. L. Published by Aristo Education Press LTD.

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