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Temples to visit during Chinese New Year

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Temples to visit during Chinese New Year

Happy Lunar New Year 2021! This year is the Year of the Ox. To celebrate Chinese New Year, it is a tradition for many people to visit temples and pray for good health, good luck and a prosperous new year. Below are the opening hours of some major temples in Hong Kong during the New Year period, as well as relevant pandemic prevention measures. May your new year be filled with peace, prosperity and love.

Che Kung Temple 沙田車公廟

First Moon, Day 1 – 3 (February 12 – 14): 7 am to 6 pm

First Moon, Day 4 – 19 (February 15 – March 2): 7 am to 5:30 pm

To ensure public order and safety, one-way flow control will be implemented in the temple. Disinfectant hand rub will be provided at the entrance. Kneeling mats, sign tubes, windmills and drum sticks will be disinfected regularly, and sufficient liquid soap will be provided in the toilets.

Wong Tai Sin Temple 黃大仙祠

First Moon, Day 1 – 14 (February 12 – 25): 7 am to 6 pm

Before entering the Wong Tai Sin Temple, visitors must register at Temple Square’s counter outside the main entrance. There will also be a temperature measurement device at the entrance, and mask must be worn inside the temple. The police will set up queuing areas in Temple Square and Wong Tai Sin Square outside Wong Tai Sin Temple.

Man Mo Temple 上環文武廟

First Moon, Day 1 – 15 (February 12 – 26): 7 am to 6 pm

The maximum number of visitors is 100. Those who enter the venue must wear masks, have temperature checked, follow social distancing measures, and register their personal information or scan ” LeaveHomeSafe安心出行”.

Lam Tsuen Tin Hau Temple 林村天后廟

First Moon, Day 1 – 15 (February 12 – 26): 7 am to 6 pm

There will be crowd control in the temple. Body temperature must be checked and a mask must be worn when entering the temple. A disinfectant hand rub will be provided at the entrance of the temple.

This year, Hong Kong Well-Wishing Festival will be cancelled. The Lam Tsuen Wishing Plaza will be closed and there will be no parking spaces. People can go to the Wishing Tree to pray for blessings after February 27 (First Moon, Day 16).

How are you going to celebrate Lunar New Year? Have you ever been to a Chinese temple? Stay healthy and take care.

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