On the floats there were monks sprinkling holy water over the devotees as they followed the floats carrying candles or blinking lights (Mixture of tradition and technology, I suppose) as well as the spectators. It is said to bring blessing and protection.
We could have stayed longer but the rain got heavier by the minute, and none of us had an umbrella. My brother had the leverage, having brought his bicycle out. So the rest of us (including one of our cats which tagged along) raced back home.
Here are a couple more photos of the Guan Yin - goddess of compassion.
It's about time I proceed with my studying.
This 'Enlightening' event is giving me another guilt trip!