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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柴灣華人永遠墳埸 cape collinson chinese permanent cemetery

2017.4.1 | 柴灣華人永遠墳埸 cape collinson chinese permanent cemetery 今年清明在4月4日,與家人在節前的星期六去拜山。 當天天氣清涼且清亮,而且是第一個清明節實施中央化寶的政策。站在靈灰閣高處向西眺望,豁然開朗,近處墳場的規劃固然一目了然;山下有柴灣道,外面的鯉魚門海峽。對岸視線可由油塘伸展至九龍灣,九龍山脈連綿,最高點這裡所見是飛鵝山。將眼界回到香港這邊,前面的高山相信是小馬山。 這個墳場最早部分落成於 1963 年,不能想像當初周圍的景象是如何。 this ching ming festival fell on april 4th. my family went grave-sweeping the saturday before. what a great day, cool weather and clear sky. the implementation of the policy of burning ancestral offering at central points could also given credit. all allow […]

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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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