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TEI CHONG WONG

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On the 24th day of the 9th month of the Lunar Calendar, there is Tei Chong Wong (Ksitigarbha Bodhisattva - 梵語) Festival featuring Chinese Opera.

Tei Chong Wong festival
Tei Chong Wong festival
On the last day of the festival, a parade happens around Kwun Tong. The main highlight is the visit of two local Chinese temples.
Tei Chong Wong festival
Tei Chong Wong festival
This parade is called Deity-inviting parade. Deities from two local Chinese temples in Kwun Tong have been invited in Tei Chong Wong temple during ten days.

So there is a parade at the beginning of festival to invite deities to Tei Chong Wong temple and a parade at the end of the festival to bring them back to their own temple.

Tei Chong Wong festival
Tei Chong Wong festival
The first stop is Tai Wong Ye Chinese temple. It is located on the hill behind Tsui Ying House, Tsui Ping South Estate.

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In the past, the parade featured about 200 members and was a bit event in Kwun Tong.

Tei Chong Wong festival
Tei Chong Wong festival
Respect is given to this local deity before going to the next Chinese temple.
Tei Chong Wong festival
Tei Chong Wong festival
The parade includes unicorn, palanquin to carry deities, colorful banners, traditional noisy music instruments, women on fake horses, women carrying bunch of flowers...
Tei Chong Wong festival
Tei Chong Wong festival
Next stop is the Sam Shan Kwok Wong Temple. This temple is located on a small hill in Kwun Tong.

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Tei Chong Wong festival
Tei Chong Wong festival
The name of Sam Shan Kwok Wong Chinese temple refers to three famous mountains in Guangdong province.
Tei Chong Wong festival
Tei Chong Wong festival
The parade lasts two hours and is now back to the Tei Chong Wong temple.


Tei Chong Wong festival
Tei Chong Wong festival
Last offerings and respects given to Tei Chong Wong deity.
Tei Chong Wong festival
Tei Chong Wong festival
Last offerings and respects are given to Tei Chong Wong deity. It is time for performers to head back to mainland China.


Tei Chong Wong festival
Tei Chong Wong festival
The numerous billboards also indicate the name of local sponsors supporting this festival.
Tei Chong Wong festival
Tei Chong Wong festival
The festival is just over. A company already comes to dismount the numerous billboards.
Tei Chong Wong festival
Tei Chong Wong festival
The festival is now over. One more year to wait until the next occurence.



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