TOPICS Online Magazine

Holidays and
Celebrations
of the World

Holidays and Celebrations

Home Page

Chung Yueng Festival

Tse-Kin (Pantium) Wong from Hong Kong

Hong Kong hills
Photo: Velvet Android
The family thought that going to a high place saved their lives. Because people wanted to avoid getting killed, we have Chung Yueng Festival today. Nowadays, on this festival, people usually go hiking; they go to a high place such as a hill.

In Hong Kong there is a holiday called the Chung Yueng Festival. It is celebrated on September 9th of the Lunar calendar.

The story of this holiday was about a family. On that day, a family went to a hill to do something. When they came back home, they found all their animals had died.

They didn't know what happened. They thought that going to a high place saved their lives.

Because people wanted to avoid getting killed, we have Chung Yueng Festival today. Nowadays, on this festival, people usually go hiking; they go to a high place such as a hill.

However, people celebrate the same way on Ching Ming Festival. On that festival, they worship their ancestors in the cemetery, so we have two days a year to worship our ancestors. 


Return to: Holidays and Celebrations of the World | Home Page


TOPICS Online Magazine ©1997-2009
Sandy and Thomas Peters - topics.mag@gmail.com