Dajia Mazu Pilgrimage Postponed Due to Public Pressure|與中央溝通後 顏清標宣布大甲媽遶境延期

Dajia Jenn Lann Temple announced on Feb. 26 that the Mazu pilgrimage will be held as scheduled. However, Temple Chair Yen Ching-piao said on Feb. 27 that he has spoken with Interior Minister Hsu Kuo-yung and Health and Welfare Minister Chen Shih-chung, and decided to accommodate the government's disease prevention policies. Therefore, the pilgrimage, which was scheduled for Mar. 19, will be postponed.

We will respect the professionals and postpone this year's Dajia Mazu pilgrimage. We will also do everything we can to help the government with disease prevention.

On the 26th, Jenn Lann Temple announced its annual Mazu pilgrimage would be held as scheduled. One day later, temple Chair Yen Ching-piao said the event would be postponed to accommodate the government's disease prevention measures.

(I consulted) public health groups, doctors, and scholars as well as local temple and municipal government officials. Some were in support; others expressed concern. I would like to thank everyone for their help. (Chen Shih-chung) did call me and I asked him for this thoughts as an epidemiological expert. He said we are working hard on both fronts.

Yen said he spoke with Central Epidemic Command Center head Chen Shih-chung and discussed the matter with officials from other temples in the region following the press conference on the 26th.

Everyone has been preparing for this for a long time -- several months at least. The flag team spent their own money. Therefore, our board of directors wanted to talk with them and not make a unilateral decision. We transferred the money yesterday.

Along with the Dajia Mazu pilgrimage, a number of large-scale religious events have been cancelled or postponed indefinitely due to COVID-19.

大甲鎮瀾宮董事長 顏清標表示:「決議說,尊重專業,今年大甲媽遶境延期來舉行,也全力支持政府防疫工作。」


大甲鎮瀾宮董事長 顏清標表示:「公衛團體、醫師學者,拜訪沿途這些宮廟和縣市政府,尋求各單位建議,有贊成的,也有擔憂的,在此也一併感謝大家的協助。(陳時中)有打電話給我,我是請益,所以請益他防疫專家,他說,我們就兩方面來努力。」


大甲鎮瀾宮董事長 顏清標表示:「譬如說,我們的頭香、貳香、參香(等),大家都籌備很久了,都好幾個月前在準備,授旗隊也好,他們那些錢都是自己出的,所以說,我們董監事,也是要和他們溝通,不是說,我們董監事說好就好。怎麼會沒有捐,昨天就把錢匯過去了。」