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.
From 12 June 2020
Mon to Fri (except Public Holidays)
9:00 – 17:45
Hong Kong Public Records Building
13 Tsui Ping Road, Kwun Tong, Kowloon
19 June to 7 September 2020
17 to 23 September 2020
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.
In view of the latest situation of COVID-19, members of the public are also advised to confirm the opening arrangements of the roving exhibitions prior to their visits.
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