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TIN HAU BIRTHDAY

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Each year, Hong Kong celebrates the birthday of Tin Hau (天后誕), also known as the Queen of Heaven and Goddess of the Sea, who enjoys a special place in people's hearts thanks to the territory's long maritime history. Many people in Hong Kong still owe their livelihood to the sea and celebrate Tin Hau's birthday every year.

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Cha Kwo Ling
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Lei Yue Mun

Tin Hau official celebration happens on the 23rd day of the third lunar month of every year.

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Argyle Street Playground

Most of Tin Hau festival events include a parade and Cantonese opera (Hong Kong troupes).

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Po Toi island
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Many Tin Hau festival events do occur in Hong Kong. Most events occur around the 23rd day of third lunar month. Some events will happen on fourth lunar month or even later.



Activities related to Tin Hau Birthday are held at 25 different places in Hong Kong SAR. Those places are:

Hong Kong island (2)

  1. Shek O Village - Fly Fly there
    Cantonese opera is featured.
    04th to 09th day of the tenth lunar month of every year.
  2. Aberdeen
    A parade is featured.
    23rd day of the third lunar month of every year.

Kowloon (3)

  1. Cha Kwo Ling Village in Kwun Tong - Fly Fly there
    Cantonese opera is featured.
    20th to 24th day of the third lunar month of every year.
  2. Argyle Street Playground in Kowloon City - Fly Fly there
    Chiu Chow opera is featured. It is the only place featuring Chiu Chow opera during Tin Hau festival
    It is happening during the third lunar month of every year.
  3. Lei Yue Mun - Fly Fly there
    Cantonese opera and a parade are featured.
    22nd to 26th day of the fourth lunar month of every year.

New Territories (12)

  1. Shap Pat Heung in Yuen Long - Fly Fly there
    A parade is featured.
    23rd day of the third lunar month of every year.
  2. Joss House Bay - Fly Fly there
    A boat parade is featured.
    19th to 23th day of the third lunar month of every year.
  3. Hang Hau village - Fly Fly there
    Cantonese opera is featured.
    Five auspicious days of the fourth lunar month of every year.
  4. Tai Po Old Market - Fly Fly there
    A parade is featured.
    22nd to 23rd day of the third lunar month of every year.
  5. Sai Kung - Fly Fly there
    A parade, Cantonese opera are featured.
    Five auspicious days of the fourth lunar month of every year.
  6. Kau Hui Hau Kok in Tuen Mun
    23rd day of the third lunar month of every year.
  7. Sam Chau Ma Temple on Castle Peak
    A parade, Cantonese opera are featured.
    08th to 14th day of the fourth lunar month of every year.
  8. Kau Hui Hau Kok in Tuen Mun
    23rd day of the third lunar month of every year.
  9. Sha Chau Tin in Tuen Mun
    06th to 09th day of the sixth lunar month of every year.
  10. Tsuen Wan
    Cantonese opera is featured.
    20th to 24th day of the third lunar month of every year.
  11. Ping Yuen in Ta Kwu Ling
    A parade, Cantonese opera are featured.
    22nd day of the third lunar month of every year.
  12. Ha Tsuen in Yuen Long
    Flower-canon association is featured
    23rd day of the third lunar month of every year.

Islands (8)

  1. Ma Wan Village - Fly Fly there
    Cantonese opera is featured.
    20th to 25th day of the third lunar month of every year.
  2. Feng Shue Wo Road on Tsing Yi - Fly Fly there
    Cantonese opera is featured.
    01st to 06th day of the fourth lunar month of every year.
  3. Po Toi Island - Fly Fly there
    Cantonese opera is featured. Dragon boat race is also happening.
    22nd to 23rd days of the third lunar month of every year.
  4. Sok Kwu Wan on Lamma Island Southern part
    Flower-canon association is featured
    18th day of the fourth lunar month of every year.
  5. Luk Chau on Lamma Island
    Inviting deities, worhsipping, dragon boat race are featured
    01st day of the fifth lunar month of every year.
  6. Fan Lau on Lantau Island
    Previously, Fan Lau villagers were celebrating Tin Hau festival in their village. As the village population decreased due to people moving to cities to find a work, the celebration stopped being held there. Tai O residents took over to celebrate Tin Hau festival in Fan Lau. The opera performance takes place in Tai O.
    21st to 24th day of the fourth lunar month of every year.
  7. Ping Chau Island
    5 days and 4 nights during the last 10 days of the fifth lunar month of every year.
  8. Sai Wan on Cheung Chau Island
    15st to 20th day of the third lunar month of every year.



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