重陽放假 chung yeung holiday

2018.10.17 | 皇后大道西 190 queen’s road west 中國節日,傳統行業很多都會放假。而如海味業或押業,總是保持敦厚禮儀,會在門外掛起放假通知。 這是西營盤的泰順大押。 a respectable practice, observed by only few traditional trades in hong kong now, pawn industry and dried seafood industry are these few; putting up a notice informing its customers and public the holiday closure. this is tai shun pawn shop. it is at sai ying pun. […]

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天后誕在西區 make-shift tin hau altar

2016.4.29 | 山道橋底 below hill road bridge 西環沒有天后廟,但不可不向天后賀壽。今年的天后誕正日在上星期五 4月29日。兩三天前,有關人士搭起小竹棚,讓街坊可以向天后稟意供奉。 it was tin hau’s birthday on the past friday, 29 april. western district does not have any tin hau temple. but this does not stop the residents from paying their respect to the city’s  beloved sea goddess. a temporary altar was built for few days right […]

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灣仔土地廟遇祭白虎 insect awakening day at wanchai

2016.3.5 驚蟄 | 永豐街 wing fung street 今天驚蟄,祭白虎以驅除害蟲、消災解難。 早上路過灣仔土地廟,清靜無人,不妨發現街坊祭完白虎留下的祭品。 白虎以肥豬膏祭奉,虎前還撒有綠豆白米。 this morning went past this earth god shrine in wanchai. what a surprise to discover someone just finished making offerings to the “white tiger”. according to chinese lunar calendar, hibernating insects awaken today. one of the rituals is to make offering to the ‘white tigers’ […]

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