Tian She Day of Year 2017
Tian She Day (天赦日), translated as The Reparation & Eliminating Sins Day (赦罪消災).
In Taoist Culture, every Lunar Year, there are at least Five or Six Tian She Day, each Season with at least Two Tian She Days fall on Two Special Days. If there is any case of that Lunar Year only got Four Tian She Day, meaning that Year might have Big Disaster occurring.
For Year 2017, the Ding You Rooster Year, the 1st Tian She Day of Spring falls on the 24th Day of Lunar 1 Month, which is on 20 Feb, to face North for Honouring & Blessing.
The 2nd Tian She Day of Spring falls on the 25th Day of Lunar 3 Month, which is on 21 Apr, to face North for Honouring & Blessing.
Summer: 12th Day of Lunar 4 Month (07 May) – face South East
Summer: 13th Day of Lunar 6 Month (06 Jul) – face South East
Autumn: 28th Day of Lunar 7 Month (18 Sep) – face North
Winter: 16th Day of Lunar 10 Month (03 Dec) – face South East
Winter: 16th Day of Lunar 10 Month (01 Feb 2018) – face South East
Spring of Wu Xu Dog Year: 30th Day of Lunar 12 Month (15 Feb 2018) – face North
So when Tian She Day started?
According to Ancient Records, Tian She Day started far in Shang Dynasty and had reached its peak in Song Dynasty.
So what to do on Tian She Day?
As recorded and advised, on these Days, conducting of Official Taoist Chanting to Yu Huang Da Tian Zun (玉皇大天尊), San Guan Da Di (三官大帝), Dou Mu Yuan Jun & the Dippers (斗姆元君及眾星斗星君) or requesting for Forgiveness for the Pass-ons to Heavenly Lord Tai Yi (太乙救苦天尊), will be recommended.
Besides that, for those who are suffering for long-term illnesses and had yet to get cured, by making trips to Official Temples to pay respect to the various Deities and sincerely requesting for Forgiveness will help too.