Hong Kong sits in the middle of the sea and, as such, her people respect - and often worship - the spirit of that element. The Tin Hau Temple complex, consisting of scores of temple centers, is located throughout Hong Kong. Yau Ma Tei, originally established in 1845, is only the first, but all of them are dedicated to Tin Hau, Goddess of the Sea, who is revered by fishermen and anyone else whose life and destiny is affected by the ocean. Every spring, on the Chinese lunar calendar of the 23rd day of the third month (usually occurring in April or May in the Western calendar), there is a special Tin Hau festival that is a central part of Hong Kong's celebrations. The parades include bands, drumming, lion and dragon dances and wonderful street food.
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