- 24 March 2013 (Second Moon, Day 13)
- Ho Sheung Heung, Sheung Shui and Sheung Shui Town Centre, New Territories
Hung Shing Festival
The Hung Shing Festival falls on the 13th day of the second lunar month. You can find the Western calendar date here.
Like many of the gods worshipped and celebrated in Hong Kong, Hung Shing was originally a historical figure who was later deified. The man behind the immortal was Hung Hei, who served as Governor of Panyu in Guangdong province during the Tang dynasty (618–907).
Hung was a respected astronomer and geographer who helped forecast the weather for fishermen and merchants. Always seeking order in a capricious world, Chinese people have worshipped him ever since.
Today in Hong Kong, the Hung Shing Festival is marked mostly by fishermen who feel indebted to his name, and celebrations get particularly jovial at the 800-year-old village of Ho Sheung Heung in the New Territories.