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Hong Kong Holidays/ Festivals 2015
The first day of January 1 Jan
Chinese New Year of the Goat 19 Feb
The second day of the Chinese Lunar New Year

Che Kung's Birthday

20 Feb
The third day of the Lunar New Year 21 Feb
Spring Lantern Festival / Yuen Siu 5 Mar
Chinese Groundhog Day 6 Mar
Ching Ming Festival 5 Apr
The day following Ching Ming Festival 6 Apr
Good Friday 3 Apr
The day following Good Friday 4 Apr
Easter Monday 6 Apr
Labour Day 1 May
Birthday of Tin Hau 11 May
Buddha’s Birthday and Cheung Chau Bun Festival

also Tam Kung's Birthday

25 May
Tuen Ng /  Dragon Boat Festival 20 Jun
Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Establishment Day 1 July
Kwan Tai / Kwan Gon's Birthday 8 Aug
Seventh Goddess' Day / Tsat-je 20 Aug
Chinese Ghosts Festival / Yue Lan 27 Aug
Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival / Moon Festival 27 Sep
Day after Mid-Autumn Festival

Monkey King Festival

28 Sep
Confucius' Birthday/Teacher's Day 9 Oct
Chinese National Day 1 Oct
Chung Yeung Festival  
Winter Solstice 22 Dec
Christmas Day 25 Dec
Boxing Day 26 Dec

 

Hong Kong Festivals 2016
Hong Kong Festivals 2017

   

 

 

Home > Festivals > Kwan Tai (God of War)'s Birthday

Kwan Tai's Birthday

Kwan Tai's birthday is on the twenty fourth day of the sixth moon in the lunar calendar. In 2012, it falls on 11 Aug 2012.

Kwan Tai or Kwan Kung is considered the "God of War" and carries a sword, he is the patron of the police and also the triads!

You can visit the Man Mo temple on Hollywood road to see a statue of him from the 19th Century.  Unlike most temple statues it is a colorful one.  This temple is not just for him though, it is also for the good of literature as well which is why the temple is "Civil and martial".

There is a small modern Kwan Tai temple on Cheung Chau as well.  Maybe visit it after the bun festival?

Kwan Tai was a real person like most Taoist "gods"; from the Three Kingdoms period (AD 220-265), he is a symbol of integrity and loyalty.

Other Chinese Gods:

- Tin Hau (Sea God)
- Kwun Yum
- Che Kung
- Tam Kung
- Monkey King

 

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