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Kháu-ôo Khan-tsuí-tsng

(口湖牽水)

Every June 8th in Lunar calendar, people in Kouhu hold this ritual to remember the victims of a devastating storm surge happened in 1845. The storm surge caused nearly 7000 deaths in the area, and it made nine villages gone overnight. Several temples hold similar rituals. They're all close to the sea, where the northeast wind blows so strong in the winter, making the trees bent into one direction. Too many bodies had to be buried in that catastrophe. People from near villages came. They buried them all together and build little hills as gravestone for every victim.

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