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Hau Wong Festival  

How To Apply:
No application is required. Please complete the notification form of location filming in public areas and send it by fax to Police Public Relations Branch for record.
Hau Wong Festival 00134
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Characteristics:
The festival is in memory of Hau Wong, a famous historical character who was revered as a protector of a young emperor in Sung Dynasty. Every year, the residents of remote Tai O village celebrate his birthday on the 6th day of the 6th month in the lunar calendar. The highlight of the festivities is a man's walking over hot coals barefooted in trance. A Hau Wong Temple was built in Kowloon City around 1730 AD. There are Hau Wong Temples in Tung Chung, San Tin and Sha Tin.

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