Ceremonies to Celebrate the Birth of Spirits
Celebrations of the Divine Birthdays of Deities ( 神誕慶典 Shendan Qingdian ) in Daoist temples often arouses neighbouring folk people's pilgrimage activities. They form a custom and religious festival common to local Daoist circles and local people. Daoism, as the Chinese aboriginal religion, had early absorbed the deities worshipped by the court and by the common people into its pantheon, and thus has natural relations with Chinese folklore. Daoism has many divine birthdays and correspondingly frequent religious and folk activities.