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Thursday, April 22, 2010

Official Groundbreaking: The Table

Before a construction, owners and builders perform rituals to bless the land, bring safety to the workers, ask for good weather and ensure a smooth process in building the gateway.

Whole roast pig, roast chicken, fruit,rice, and ceremonial tea offerings.

Ceremonial offerings. On the left, Mr Joe holds folded paper envelopes for the burnt offering.

The paper offerings of money are burnt in a fire.

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