We will travel by private junk from Aberdeen pier to the fishermen’s village of Po Toi Island to observe the birthday festivities for the Goddess of the Sea, Tin Hau.
We will anchor among many fishing boats and other vessels decorated with colorful flags and then venture onto land to explore the Opera Theatre which will be built on a cliff right in front of the temple. Worshiping groups will be returning to the temple’s huge “Fa Paos,” elaborately decorated structures containing statues of the goddess. Later they will engage in a scrambling game competing for another “Fa Pao” which shall guarantee Tin Hau’s protection for another year. This tradition is very rare to see as nowadays it is banned from most Hong Kong festivals .
Professional Chinese photographer Kwok-Leung Paul Lau will provide insight in understanding the historical background of this yearly local tradition.
This is an ideal opportunity to bring your spouse/family as the festival will fall on a Saturday.
Note: No refunds will be given at any time.
DateApril 27, 2019
Time10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
LocationMeet at Admiralty MTR (inside) near M&S Foods
Additional InfoAWA activities are open to AWA members, their partners and guests. All participants must be 18 years or older to take part