The Second World Forum of Mazu Culture cum the 19th Meizhou Bay Tourism Festival on Mazu Culture

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The Second World Forum of Mazu Culture cum the 19th Meizhou Bay Tourism Festival on Mazu Culture

The Second World Forum of Mazu Culture cum the 19th Meizhou Bay Tourism Festival on Mazu Culture was held on 2nd December in Meizhou Isand of Putian City, the origin of Mazu Temple. The Forum gathered representatives of Mazu Cultural Organization and scholars who studied the Culture. They exchanged and disseminated the culture. During the festival, there were 5 sub-forum were held, such as Mazu Culture and Tourism Cooperation; International Badminton Challenge was held; trade of the Belt and Road was done.

Mazu is the most influent goddess for protecting sailing. In the world, there were 10 thousand more her temples located in 41 countries, and her believers reach 300 millions. Every year 4 million her believersmakes pilgrimages to Meizhou Island. Muzu Belief was listed as the World Intangible Cultural Heritage in 2009. 

In past years the Island infrastructure was improved and its tourism developed well.