• Short Summary

    THE SMALL FISHING VILLAGE OF PO TOI 0 IN HONGKONG CAME ALIVE THIS WEEK WHEN ITS COMMUNITY CELEBRATED THE BIRTHDAY OF HUNG SHING -- CHINESE GOD OF THE SOUTH SEAS, AND A WEATHER PROPHET.

  • Description

    THE SMALL FISHING VILLAGE OF PO TOI 0 IN HONGKONG CAME ALIVE THIS WEEK WHEN ITS COMMUNITY CELEBRATED THE BIRTHDAY OF HUNG SHING -- CHINESE GOD OF THE SOUTH SEAS, AND A WEATHER PROPHET.

    HUNG SHING IS ONE OF THE CHINESE COMMUNITY'S MOST RESPECTED GODS, ESPECIALLY AMONG THE FISHERMEN. WORSHIPPERS BELIEVE THAT "HIS FAVOURS ARE LIKE SUNSHINE ILLUMINATING THE WORLD" AND THAT "HIS VIRTUES ARE SHOWERED LIKE A FLOOD ON ALL INHABITANTS OF THE EARTH."
    FISHERMEN CAME IN MORE THAN 100 SMALL CRAFT FROM NEIGHBOURING FISHING PORTS TO PARTICIPATE IN THE CELEBRATIONS.

    THE HIGHLIGHT OF THE FESTIVITIES WAS THE LION DANCE -- A LIVELY AND SYMBOLIC RITUAL DANCE.

    WORSHIPPERS LAID OUT THEIR OFFERINGS OF FOOD ON AN ALTAR NEAR THE SHRINE OF HUNG SHING. AFTER PRAYERS CAME THE FIREWORKS AND A SCRAMBLE FOR SPENT ROCKETS.

    FISHERMEN SUCCESSFUL IN RECOVERING THE ROCKETS ARE PRIVILEGED TO PROVIDE A HOME FOR ONE OF THE GAILY DECORATED STATUES OF HUNG SHING FOR THE NEXT YEAR.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA5ZVQG0NL68VFSWZH8MCZLVNT0
    Media URN:
    VLVA5ZVQG0NL68VFSWZH8MCZLVNT0
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    24/06/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:45:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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