Land God Worshipping Customs in Different Areas


The custom of “jie tian xiang”, which means “to repay Land God’s blessing”, is popular in all parts of Suzhou. In and around Yizheng in Jiangsu, people traditionally make the image of the Land God with paper and set up temporary stages in town for putting up shows in praise of the God of Land. In Guangzhou, a “Land God Fair” is held. During the fair, every household worships the god by lighting lanterns and burning incense till daybreak. In Jiaxing of Zhejiang, the custom of “paying homage to Land God” is observed on the day of Vernal Equinox every year.

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