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Created with Fabric.js 1.4.5 start from scratch[clears the canvas] Hung Shing Temple, Ap Lei Chau Hung Shing Temple in Ap Lei Chau is one of the thirteen existinggraded historic temples built for the worship of Hung Shing, a populardeity for the protection of fishermen and marine traders. Hung ShingTemple has been the main temple in Ap Lei Chau since its establishment in1773. According to the senior committee members of Ap Lei Chau Kaifong Tung Hing Association, the local community of Ap Lei Chau mainly comprised six dialect groups, namely Baoan , Fujian , Chaozhou ,Dongguan, Huizhou and Hakka and they were mainly engaged in fishing, ship-building and repairing, provisioningand selling of dried seafood. It is still one of the important historic fishing anchorages in Hong Kong at present so this explains why the temple is forthe patronage of sea gods. Introduction Intangible Cultural Heritage Hung Shing Festival, which is on the 13th day of the second lunar month, is still widely celebrated by both the land and boat population in the area every year with offerings, procession of the statues of Hung Shing and ther deities, performance of lion and dragon dances, traditional Chaozhou music and Cantonese opera, as well as other ritual activities. It now becomesone of the major annual local events on Ap Lei Chau. The locals also carry out rituals in the temple and its forecourt during other traditional festivals like the rituals of the Ghost Festival on the 21st and 22nd of the seventh lunar month and the Dragon Boat Festival on the 5th of the fifth lunar month.
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