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Video From Taiwan Passed off as Italy Celebrating Euro Cup Win

The video is from a religious festival Baishatun Mazu Pilgrimage that is held annually in Taiwan.

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<div class="paragraphs"><p>The video claims that it shows celebrations in Italy after winning the Euro Cup 2020.</p></div>
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A video of crackers bursting on road is being shared on the internet with a claim that it shows celebrations in Italy after the country won the UEFA Euro Cup 2020.

However, we found the claim is false and that the celebration is part of the annual Baishatun Mazu pilgrimage religious festival in Taiwan, which commenced in April this year.

CLAIM

The claim along the video shared by a news website called 'Fasal Kranti' reads, 'Celebration in Italy after winning the Euro Cup'. The video has nearly 6,000 views at the time of writing this article.

<div class="paragraphs"><p>An archived version of the post can be found <a href="https://perma.cc/A4G6-ZQED" rel="nofollow">here</a>.</p></div>

An archived version of the post can be found here.

(Source: Facebook/Screenshot)

Several social media users shared the video along with the similar claim and the archived versions can be found here, here, here and here.

We also received a query on our WhatsApp tipline as well.

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WHAT WE FOUND

We did a reverse image search on the video using InVid Google Chrome extension and found a video on Facebook posted on 18 April with the caption written in Mandarin that mentioned about 'Baishatun Mazu tour'.

<div class="paragraphs"><p>Video posted on Facebook mentions 'Baishatun Mazu tour'.</p></div>

Video posted on Facebook mentions 'Baishatun Mazu tour'.

(Source: Facebook/Screenshot)

Next, we looked for 'Baishatun Mazu' on Google and found that it is a religious event usually held annually between January and April in Taiwan.

The procession began on 11 April this year. We then did a keyword search on YouTube and found the video published by SETN, a Taiwan-based news channel.

You can watch the crackers video from 0.38 secs-6.52 minutes.

We also took a screengrab of a man wearing a blue jacket and the text written on it was 'Gongtian temple', a place of worship dedicated to the sea goddess Mazu, noted for its annual Baishatun Mazu Pilgrimage

<div class="paragraphs"><p>Gongtian Temple is noted for its annual Baishatun Mazu Pilgrimage.&nbsp;</p></div>

Gongtian Temple is noted for its annual Baishatun Mazu Pilgrimage. 

(Source: Facebook/Screenshot)

Clearly, a video from a religious event in Taiwan was passed off on the internet with the claim that it relates to celebrations in Italy after winning the Euro Cup.

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