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Tou Tei Temple in Sam Pa Mun

Tou Tei Temple in Sam Pa Mun

Tou Tei, the God of Earth in ancient myths, is a popular deity in Macao. The Temple has almost three hundreds years of history. The inscriptions of the Temple indicate the year of establishment can be traced back to the years of the reign of Emperor Tongzhi or Guangxu and the construction was financially supported by local residents. In spite of being relatively small in size, the Temple attracts a large number of visits by local people to pray for prosperity. In the Feast of the God Tou Tei on the 2nd day of the 2nd month in Lunar Calendar, there are lots of celebrative events and offerings, including a whole roasted pig, Cantonese opera and other entertainment, all in the hope of bringing peace and fortune to the local communities.