A Birthday for Kwan Tai: Hong Kong’s God of Brotherhood

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Patron saint of both the triads and the police, Kwan Tai’s birthday is celebrated in temples across Hong Kong.


The birthday of the Red-faced, crescent sword-wielding god of Brotherhood Kwan Tai sees temples across Hong Kong filled with faithful worshippers leaving offerings of incense and roast meat.

One of the city’s most revered gods, he exemplifies “yang” masculine energy, and embodies values of loyalty, brotherhood and righteousness.

With several temples dedicated to him, including the oldest in Tai O, and the largest in Sham Shui Po, festivities held in his honour can be witnessed across the city.

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When: 17 Jul 2017 - 17 Jul 2017 Where: Various