Cheung Chau Bun Festival

Cheung Chau is a small fishing island outside Hong Kong. The Bun Festival is a Taoist sacrificial ceremony held in May, to celebrate the god Pak Tai who drove evil spirits away when the island was suffering from a plague. The weeklong celebrations consist of food offerings, parades, lion dancing and there is also a large bun tower. The 60-foot-tall tower is made of buns and people can snatch the buns. Those who snatch the buns highest up on the tower will bring the most fortune to their families.


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