A Special Confucian Ceremony

At 4 o’clock in the afternoon, a parade of chanters in light blue robes and smocks left the Chi Wo Tan temple on the Orangeville grounds and headed to the pond, where they performed Piew Dung For Yee, or the “Floating Lamps Ceremony.” It has been more than 20 years since Fung Loy Kok orchestrated this water ceremony, which is intended to honor those who passed from water-related deaths. While onlookers joined in with the chanting, various rituals were performed, including the burning of paper and incense, and lighting of lanterns from a boat in the center of the pond.

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