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Celebrating the Birthday of Tin Hau

Yuen Long, Hong Kong view map

On the 23rd day of the 3rd month of Lunar Year (in 2009 it is on 18 April),
a 3-hour parade with Lion and Dragon Dances
is held in Yuen Long (the northwest suburbs of Hong Kong)
to celebrate the Birthday of Tin Hau.

Tin Hau is widely worshipped in south-east coastal areas of China.
The people believe she protects fishermen and sailors.

The Birthday of Tin Hau (Goddess of the Sea) is
one of the important festivals in Chinese Calendar.

Posted on 18 April 2009
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alfredo camba jr.24-Sep-2011 13:49
Colorful and interesting capture of the dragon dancers! V
Paolo Peggi (aka Bracciodiferro)25-Oct-2010 14:09
Exquisite pictures! Vote
an nguyen22-Nov-2009 00:55
Love the happy color..
Wenche Aune19-Apr-2009 08:57
Excellent street shot. V
shatterbug19-Apr-2009 06:51
Great energy here...a colorful capture!
Debbie Blackburn Beierle19-Apr-2009 04:11
Fantastic! LOVE the bright colors and composition!
endre novak18-Apr-2009 19:27
nice documantary post.
Marco Valk18-Apr-2009 16:51
very nice street scene; great colors!
Patricia Kay18-Apr-2009 16:40
Beautiful and interesting image CM....BV
TuTmin18-Apr-2009 15:33
How interesting! colorful image .~V~
Walter Otto Koenig18-Apr-2009 15:31
Very colorful and vibrant image. "V"
DL 18-Apr-2009 15:04
Great colour, nice shot!
bill friedlander18-Apr-2009 14:31
Very colorful shot and looks like a lot of fun.
2004 18-Apr-2009 14:16
Excellent shot !
Chun Lo18-Apr-2009 14:11
Wasn't raining in Yuen Long?
Nice shot!