People and their daily life Chinese New Year February 23, 2018 buddhismbuddhistcelebrationchinachinesechinese new yearreligiontempletravel Temple visitors usually light candles as the first part of the offering ritual. Burning candle is the symbol of wisdom illuminating the darkness of ignorance. Another part of the offering is burning incense symbolising fragrant scent of morality. Worshippers pray in the temple Policeman watching the celebrations. People pray in front of Buddha statue depiction. The faithful pass stone bridge to their next destination. The worshippers pay respects to Guanyin, the Goddess of Mercy. Elder man in revolutionary outfit leaves Guanyin shrine. Police officers watch monks passing by. People touch stone dragon statue and then rub their bodies for good luck and health. Man rubs his hands onto body. Man splashes dragon sculpture with water. People queue for vegetarian meal in the temple.