The culture of Hong Kong inherits the Chinese tradition with a world perspective, provides a unique fusion of the East and West. Set within the proximity of the Tin Hau and Tam Kung local temples, the Eastern District was once a fishing village rich in traditional culture. The Goddess Tin Hau, the deity of the temple, protects the locals against the raging sea, and the counterpart deity Tam Kung, for protection from the epidemics. Despite the rapid urbanization in the district, the colourful culture continues to thrive. On the birthday of the deity, we celebrate the thanksgiving occasion with colourful parades, dragon dances, lion dances and the performance of traditional operas. Being located adjacent to the Temples, the District Cultural Square provides a perfect venue for these theatrical events.
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