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Pilgrimage Parades ─Head Banner and Head Lantern

The head banner is the flag representing the main deity. It has different shapes, such as rectangular, square and triangle shapes. On the flag, the title of the main deity is embroidered.
The head lantern is also called the shoulder-carry lamp. It looks like a big lantern, with a rod below for users to carry it on the shoulder. On the head lantern, the title of the main deity is indicated. As the head lantern team usually walks behind both sides of the head banner team, there must be one pair of head lanterns, and sometimes, there are more. Basically, the head lanterns are for lighting purposes. This explains why people described the parade as “Flags during the day time and lights at night”


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