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Birthday of Che Kung 2020

Ask the military commander of the Southern Song Dynasty for wealth and prosperity on his birthday

Birthday of Che Kung in Hong Kong 2020 - Best Time
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Che Kung was a military commander in ancient China and protected the Chinese Emperor from the Mongol invasion. Therefore, nowadays he is worshipped as a God of protection in Hong Kong. Thousands of people come to his temple annually on his birthday to worship him and turn a special wheel of fortune.

Worshippers and Incense at Che Kung Temple 2020
Worshippers and Incense at Che Kung Temple

It is believed that if you turn this wheel three times, it will bring you good fortune in the coming year. The birthday celebration is held on the second day of Chinese New Year, so make sure you book a hotel in advance. Moreover, you can stay for a couple of days in the city and enjoy nationwide festivals.

Worshippers at Che Kung Temple 2020
Worshippers at Che Kung Temple
Birthday of Che Kung in Hong Kong - Best Season 2020