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EARTH DEITY BIRTHDAY

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Each year, Hong Kong celebrates festivals linked to deity of land / earth deity / god of land (土地公).

Wuhu Street Temporary Playground in Hung Hom
Wuhu Street Temporary Playground in Hung Hom
Normally traditional events happen on Wuhu Street Temporary Playground in Hung Hom. But due to new MTR line construction, they are moved to Tsing Chau Street Playground.
Earth Deity birthday in Hung Hom
Earth Deity birthday in Hung Hom
The temporary Chinese opera structure in Hung Hom was not for Tin Hau deity but for the local deity of land.

For Chiu Chow folks, Pak Kung is similar to the earth deity. So Chiu Chow people call this festival as "Pak Kung" festival. Cantonese people call this festival as "earth deity" festival.

Earth Deity birthday in Hung Hom
Earth Deity birthday in Hung Hom
The whole opera structure is made of bamboo. Chiu Chow Chinese Opera style last three days starting at 7PM.
Earth Deity birthday in Hung Hom
Earth Deity birthday in Hung Hom
The event in Hung Hom started on a Monday with a parade at noon time and last three days with evening opera every day.
Earth Deity birthday in Hung Hom
Earth Deity birthday in Hung Hom
Donations to the earth deity are put together. The paper-mâché clothes are similar to the one used during Hungry Ghost festival.
Earth Deity birthday in Hung Hom
Earth Deity birthday in Hung Hom
During summer, the temperature is becoming very hot in such theater as the air ventilation is not optimized.
Earth Deity birthday in Hung Hom
Earth Deity birthday in Hung Hom
The whole impressive Chinese opera structure is made of bamboo and tin foil.
Earth Deity birthday in Hung Hom
Earth Deity birthday in Hung Hom
View on Tsing Chau Street Playground and the temporary buildings for the earth deity birthday from an upper location.



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