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Cheung Chau Bun Festival is a traditional Chinese festival on the island of Cheung Chau in Hong Kong. Being held annually, and with therefore the most public exposure, it is by far the most famous of such Da Jiu festivals, with Jiu being a Taoist sacrificial ceremony. One story of the origin of the festival is that in the 18th Century the island of Cheung Chau was devastated by a plague and infiltrated by pirates until local fishermen brought an image of the god Pak Tai to the island. Paraded through the village lanes, the deity drove away evil spirits. Villagers also disguised themselves as different deities and walked around the island to drive away the evil spirits.

長洲太平清醮是香港長洲海陸豐籍居民舉辦的一個太平清醮活動,於每年農曆四月舉行,為當地最大規模的一個傳統活動,吸引不少人士慕名參觀。該活動的最大特色,就是搶包山和飄色巡遊的活動。究其起源,清朝中葉時長洲島上發生瘟疫,更有居民因而喪生,故此到長洲北帝廟舉行醮會,並齋戒三天以示尊敬,疫症才得以消失。2011年被列入世界非物質文化遺產。

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