Walk in Hong Kong – Cheung Chau Bun Festival

Walk in Hong Kong – Cheung Chau Bun Festival

Cheung Chau Bun Festival is a traditional Chinese festival on the island of Cheung Chau (長洲; lit. “Long Island”) in Hong Kong. The island is 10 kilometres (6.2 miles) southwest of Hong Kong Island.

Cheung Chau’s Bun Festival, which draws local and overseas tourists every year, is staged to mark the Eighth day of the Fourth Month, in the Chinese calendar (this is usually in early May). It coincides with the local celebration of Buddha’s Birthday. The festival lasts for seven days.

Kwok Kam Kee, the official bun supplier for the festival makes over 60,000 buns for the festival.

There are different versions of the festival’s origin.

The official story provided by the Cheung Chau Bun Festival Committee states that a plague broke out on Cheung Chau Island in the middle of the Ching Dynasty (1636–1912).

The plague disappeared only after a prayer ceremony dedicated to the God of Heaven (Pak Tai) was held at the Pak Tai Temple in Cheung Chau, and a three-day fasting period.

Pak Tai Temple (北帝廟), is a Taoist temple located on Pak She Street. The temple is listed as a Grade I historic building. It is the most famous for the Cheung Chau Bun Festival.


00:46 Central to Cheung Chau Ferry
05:10 Cheung Chau Ferry Pier – Kei Lun Dance
07:41 Cheung Chau Pak Tai Temple
09:20 Bun Hills
11:50 Kung Fu Performance
15:40 Kei Lun visits along the street
19:25 Walk around – Kwan Kung Pavilion
22:46 Floating Colours parade
30:33 Bands (Western vs Chinese)
33:28 the final teams

Video Source: Festival Time! The traditions of Hong Kong | Walking Vlog Hong Kong – Bun Festival Special from Shika Omoi on Youtube  CC BY

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