Chinese Culture in Hong Kong

Despite Hong Kong was ruled by the British government and is an international city, traditional Chinese cultural influence is everywhere.  People from the older generation may sigh and say the modern generations are not following the tradition. But it’s more...

Monkey King Festival

Home > Festivals > Monkey God Festival Monkey God aka Monkey King is a major character in a Chinese novel called Pilgrimage or Journey to the West.  It is a story about Tang Xuan Zang’s pilgrimage to India to get the Buddha’s pray.  He was accompanied by 3...

Kwan Tai’s Birthday

Home > Festivals > Kwan Tai (God of War)’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...

Che Kung’s Birthday (Che Kung Temple)

Home > Festivals > Che Kung’s Birthday Che Kung was a general in Sung Dynasty.  He was a great soldier and was said to have protected the last emperor of Sung dynasty to Hong Kong before he died.  Some people said that they were settled in Ho Chung Village in...

Mid-Autumn Festival / Chinese Moon Festival

Home > Festivals > Mid-Autumn Festival Mid-Autumn Festival or Moon Festival takes place on the 15th day of the 8th month of the lunar calendar. Chinese people believe that on that day,  the moon is the biggest, roundest and brightest.  And the term round implies...

Dragon Boat Festival / Tuen Ng

Hong Kong Fast Facts > Hong Kong Festivals > Dragon Boat Festival The Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival is one of the most significant Chinese Festivals on the lunar calendar. Every year it is celebrated with the eating of Rice Dumplings and, most famously, the Dragon...