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Hung Shing Festival(上水河上鄉洪聖誕), Ho Sheung Heung, Sheung Shui, HK
Hong Kong

Hung Shing Festival are celebrated on the 13th day of the 2nd month in Chinese calendar at the Hung Shing Temples. Hung Shing, a popular God among fishemen. There is no better way to experience Hong Kong living culture than with a visit village of Ho Sheung Heung in the New Territories. Celebrations include :Chinese Opera performances, Chinese martial arts shows, A Fa Pau Competetion, A Thousand People Bowl Meal.

每年農曆二月十三日為洪聖誕,洪聖為香港及廣東沿海一帶漁民供奉的神祇,香港有多個洪聖廟。慶祝洪聖誕以上水河上鄉最熱鬧,每年此日,河上鄉都有盛大活動,廟前鑼鼓喧天,醒獅、金龍舞動,青壯村民搶花炮,神功大戲,千人盆菜宴等,吸引不少中外遊客前來湊熱鬧。 

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Taken: 05/03/2012
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