Sun, 09 Aug 2020

A staff member stamps a Na Tcha figure on a leg of a child during a ceremony to pray for good fortune at Na Tcha Temple in Macao, south China, July 7, 2020. (Xinhua/Cheong Kam Ka)

MACAO, July 8 (Xinhua) -- A ceremony to pray for good fortune was held at Na Tcha Temple in Macao, south China, on Tuesday. During the ceremony, residents have a Na Tcha figure stamped on their arms, legs, and towels to pray for health and safety.

Na Tcha, a character in Chinese myths and legends, is depicted in the 16th-century novels Fengshen Bang and Journey to the West as having the magical ability to dispel devils. He is often portrayed as a child riding on Wind Fire Wheels to drive demons and disasters.

People attend a ceremony to pray for good fortune at Na Tcha Temple in Macao, south China, July 7, 2020. (Xinhua/Cheong Kam Ka)

A staff member stamps a Na Tcha figure on an arm of a resident during a ceremony to pray for good fortune at Na Tcha Temple in Macao, south China, July 7, 2020. (Xinhua/Cheong Kam Ka)

A staff member stamps a Na Tcha figure on an arm of a resident during a ceremony to pray for good fortune at Na Tcha Temple in Macao, south China, July 7, 2020. (Xinhua/Cheong Kam Ka)

A staff member stamps a Na Tcha figure on towels for residents during a ceremony to pray for good fortune at Na Tcha Temple in Macao, south China, July 7, 2020. (Xinhua/Cheong Kam Ka) ■

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