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1/ Tin Hau Festival and Local Communities

Date: 2019/1/26 (Saturday)
Time: 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Venue: Lai Chi Kok Public Library (Extension Activities Room)
Description: Tin Hau is a popular goddess in the coastal regions of South China. Originally named Lin Mo, Tin Hau is called "Maniang" in Hong Kong and neighbouring regions. Every year, on the 23rd day of the third lunar month, followers celebrate Tin Hau's birthday by lighting incense at Tin Hau Temples and paying tribute to the goddess for her protection. Local organisations will organise Cantonese opera performances and "fa pau" exchange ceremonies (paper floral tributes), and parades will be held in some places. While a great deal of manpower and other resources are required for the planning of a Tin Hau festivity, it is a vital juncture for social cohesion. In this talk, activities of the Tin Hau Festival and its correlation with local communities will be explored.
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