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Tin Hau Birthday 2024 in Hong Kong

Celebrate the Birthday of the Chinese Goddess of the Sea while watching Chinese opera performances with thousands of Hongkongers

Dates: May 1, 2024

Tin Hau Birthday
Tin Hau Birthday

Tin Hau is known as the Queen of Heaven and a patron saint of fishermen. That's why on her birthday locals flock to more than 70 temples around the country to pray for safety, security, and full fishing nets during the coming year.

Festival Highlights

Throughout Hong Kong, numerous Tin Hau Temples of different sizes host vibrant celebrations and festivities. These events typically feature music and martial arts displays, offering a rich cultural experience for attendees.

A standout feature of the event is the annual parade in Yuen Long, showcasing nearly 30 fa pau groups—elaborate floral tributes made of bamboo and paper. Accompanying the parade are vibrant festivities held at Tin Hau Temple in Joss House Bay, known as the oldest of its kind in Hong Kong.

Visitors can find food stalls selling a variety of fish products, acrobatics and martial arts performers, puppet shows, and Chinese opera theatres just about everywhere you go during the festival.

Timing & Admission

The celebrations fall on the 23rd day of the third lunar month, so make sure to check the calendar in advance. This year, the main procession sets off from Yuen Long town center to Tin Hau Temple at Tai Shu Ha at 9:30 am. Later, at 3 pm, there's a fa pau raffle at Tin Hau Temple, Tai Shu Ha. Admission is free for all.

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Authors: Mariia Myshok