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Joss paper

4th day of the first lunar month – God Welcoming Day: Shoujin (lit. Longevity gold) and Jiama (lit. Armored horse)

9th day of the first lunar month – The Jade Emperor’s Birthday: Tiangong Jin (lit. Gold for Jade Emperor)

5th April (3rd day of the third lunar month) – Ancestor worship in Ching Ming Festival, also known as Tomb Sweeping Day: Jiujin (lit. Nine gold) and Yinzhi (lit. Silver money); Dabai Qian (lit. Large white money), Wangsheng Qian (lit. Reincarnation money) and Yuanbao (lit. Sycee) are optional

5th day of the fifth lunar month – Ancestor worship in Tuen Ng Festival, also known as Dragon Boat Festival: Jiujin and Yinzhi; Dabai Qian, Wangsheng Qian and Yuanbao are optional

7th day of the seventh lunar month – Qiniang Ma’s Birthday (lit. Worshipping Seven Star Goddess or Holy Weaving Maiden): Shoujin, Chuangmu Yi (lit. Clothing for Goddess of the Bed) and Fenbing (lit. white powder)

15th night of the seventh lunar month - Worship at doorway in Ghost Festival: Menkou Jin (lit. Doorway gold) and Pudu Qi (lit. Absolving flat)

Worshipping ancestors: Jiujin and Yinzhi; Dabai Qian and Wangsheng Qian are optional

Worshipping the Earth God: Jiujin with the optional Shoujin

9th day of the ninth lunar month – Ancestor Worship in Chung Yeung Festival: Jiujin and Yinzhi; Wangsheng Qian and Wangsheng lotus are optional

24th day of the twelfth lunar month – Sending off the God’s Day: Shoujin and Yunma Zongbing (lit. transportation; a kind of joss paper painted with government officials, ancient palace guards, wagon, Chinese sedan chair or vessels.)

Worship in the early morning of Lunar New Year’s Eve as a ritual of bidding farewell to the passing year and welcoming a new year: Tiangong Jin or Shoujin

Worshipping Door Gods in Lunar New Year’s Eve: Menkou Jin 

Worshipping ancestors: Jiujin and Yinzhi; Dabai Qian, Wangsheng Qian and Yuanbao are optional

Worshipping the Earth God: Jiujin with the optional Shoujin

Birthday of God or Goddess: Shoujin or Tiangong Jin; Shousheng Qian and Shousheng lotus are optional

Worshipping Heavenly Troops: Shoujin, Jiujin and Jiama

Worshipping Door Gods for New Home: Menkou Jin (Jinzhi should not be offered within the first four months of occupation) and Menlian (gatepost couplets)

Worshipping the Earth God: Jiujin with the optional Shoujin

Newly weds worshipping God or Goddess: Shoujin or Tiangong Jin

Worshipping ancestors: Jiujin; Dabai Qian and Wangsheng Qian are optional

Worshipping the Jade Emperor: Tiangong Jin, Dingzuo (yellow for Jade Emperor; green for Southern Dipper and Big Dipper; red for Gods, Goddesses and the three ancient Emperors Yao, Shun and Yu; black for King of Earth Treasury), and Gaoqian (lit. long money)

Worshipping King of Earth Treasury: Tiangong Jin, Dingzuo (black) and colored Gaoqian

Unmarried daughters worshipping ancestors: Lotus Jin (lit. lotus gold money) and Lotus Yin (lit. Lotus silver money); Wangsheng Qian and Wangsheng Lotus are optional

※Worshipping ancestors who passed away within a year: Jinzhi and Wangsheng Qian; Kuqian (lit. joss bank money) is optional 

※Worshipping ancestors who have just passed away: Menko Jin

※Tingong Jin: Da Tai Chi (lit. Large Tai Chi), Zhongjin, Caizi (lit. the three Lucky Gods), Shoujin, Tianjin, Chijin, Buyun Jin (lit. gold for making up luck) and Buyun Qian (lit. money for making up luck)

※ Menkou Jin: Jiujin, Yinzhi and Zhongyi Baiqian (lit. white paper money); Facai Jin (lit. fortune gold) is optional