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Festivals and Customs

Apart from celebrating the Lunar New Year, villagers in Kwai Tsing District are also dedicated to the Chinese Goddess of the Sea, Tin Hau. On the other hand, ‘Celebrating in front of the Tai Wong Pak Kung Temple' and the ‘Bringing in the New Year' are indispensable customs to Kwai Tsing villagers.

Tin Hau Festival


Since Tsing Yi Tankas always caught fishes in the sea, they were especially dedicated to the Chinese Goddess of the Sea, Tin Hau, to pray for full fish nets. Therefore, the Tin Hau Festival becomes one of Tankas' significant festivals.


Customs


Tai Wong Pak Kung Temple

Every year in Spring and Winter, villagers would cook a pig in front of the Tai Wong Pak Kung Temple. After that, villagers would enjoy the food together.


Bringing in the New Year

Kwai Tsing Hakkas welcomed and celebrated a new year by gathering the whole family on the New Year's Eve, this is called ‘Bringing in the New Year'. Villagers would worship at the Tin Hau Temple and ancestral halls while young men would perform lion dance in the village on the first days of the Lunar New Year.