“Hua long fan tian”, also called thanks dragon, means that the dragon finishes its responsibility and people send it back to the sky. There are regular ritual and procedure. After the end of dragon pilgrimage, there will be the final full set of dance to express the thankfulness for god’s blessing.
In Hua long ceremony, Joss paper will be put at the bottom of the dragon. The dragon is below the body and head, dragon ball is put in its mouth then sprinkle Joss paper toward dragon body. We will send dragon back to sky after reading the citation and fire it in deafening sounds from firecracker and drum. Legend has it that when dragon is on fire, the smokes caused just like the shape of dragon and fly to the southern sky. It means that the dragon leave the world and back to the sky. There is the other statement said that because the body of dragon is made by the straws, when it is burned, the smokes will be sucked up through the ring-shaped bamboo basket. This is a physical phenomenon, however, because the shape of smokes is similar to dragon, there is a legend of dragon showing.
106.5.12 18:00-20:00 P.M
【祭祀流程】Procedure of Sacrifice ritual
Burn Incense Benison, Hua long fan tian
【祭祀地點】Location of Sacrifice ritual
Five Grain Temple in Sanyi County