Introduction

Many Chinese traditional festivals and customs are preserved in Hong Kong. Among these festivals, Cheung Chau Jiao Festival, Yu Lan Ghost Festival of the Hong Kong Chiu Chow Community and Tin Hau Festival in Hong Kong have been inscribed onto the first Representative List of Intangible Cultural Heritage (ICH) of Hong Kong for carrying high cultural values, being transmitted from generation to generation, possessing the distinct traits of an ethnic group, or reinforcing community ties.

Festivities and celebrations are part and parcel of our invaluable local cultural heritage. They are closely related to the daily lives of the people too. This exhibition showcases an array of archival records on these three festivals. The transition and development of the customs shown by these archival holdings also reflect the affections within communities.

Exhibition

Folk Festivals in Those Days…
Exhibition


From 12 June 2020
Mon to Fri (except Public Holidays)
9:00 – 17:45


Exhibition Hall,
Hong Kong Public Records Building
13 Tsui Ping Road, Kwun Tong, Kowloon


Free admission

Promotional Videos

Exhibition Snapshots

The video displays the “Folk Festivals in Those Days…” exhibition in the Exhibition Hall of the Hong Kong Public Records Building.

Celebrating the Cheung Chau Jiao Festival

The animated video displays the Grand Parade and bun towers in celebration of the Cheung Chau Jiao Festival.

Let's Take a Trip

The animated video displays the transportation to Tai Miu for celebrating the Tin Hau Festival in the 1970s.

Setting of Yu Lan Ghost Festival Venue in Various Districts

The animated video displays the setting of the Yu Lan Ghost Festival, such as altar and opera stage, by showing a setting plan with photos.

Roving Exhibitions

Sam Tung Uk Museum


19 June to 7 September 2020

Mon & Wed to Sun: 10:00 – 18:00


Free admission

Information of roving exhibitions at other venues will be updated on an ongoing basis. Members of the public are advised to visit this online exhibition or GRS website (www.grs.gov.hk) for the latest updates.

Videos

Sea Festivals of Hong Kong (1964) (Extract)

The video showcases festivals celebrated by the fishing community, namely Tin Hau Festival and Cheung Chau Jiao Festival.

Cantonese: 0034-E063
English: 0041-HK/32/H(E)

Hong Kong Today (1960s) (Extract)

The video showcases the celebrations of Cheung Chau Jiao Festival, featuring bun-scrambling and the grand parade. (Cantonese version only)

0013-E001

Cheung Chau Jiao Festival (2009)

The video showcases the celebrations of Cheung Chau Jiao Festival in the past and present. (Cantonese version only)

Courtesy of Intangible Cultural Heritage Office

Yu Lan Ghost Festival of the Hong Kong Chiu Chow Community (2009)

The video documents the origin, rituals and significance of Yu Lan Ghost Festival of the Hong Kong Chiu Chow Community. (Cantonese version only)

Courtesy of Federation of Hong Kong Chiu Chow Community Organizations

ICH Legacy: Passing on with Passions (2017) (Extract)

The video documents the messages of the forerunners of the bearer organisations of Cheung Chau Jiao Festival and Yu Lan Ghost Festival of the Hong Kong Chiu Chow Community, highlighting the significance of the young generation taking up the torch to pass on the legacy. (Cantonese version only)

Courtesy of Intangible Cultural Heritage Office

Tin Hau Festival in Hong Kong (2018)

The video documents the origin and celebration activities of Tin Hau Festival in Hong Kong. (Cantonese version only)

Courtesy of Intangible Cultural Heritage Office