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The government promotes environment-friendly and sustainable ways of handling ashes, including scattering them in the 11 A managed by the FEHD or at sea.

A Gardens of Remembrance


The A falls on the seventh day of the seventh lunar month.

A Seven Sisters Festival


A A or 'Tung Sing' is based on the lunar cycle.

A Chinese almanac


Visitors coming to Hong Kong in spring (April to May) may witness the timeless intangible culture of Hong Kong in 4 festivals ie the birthdays of A, plus the B.

A Tin Hau, Buddha and Tam Kung
B Cheung Chau Bun Festival


The ancient Chinese's astronomers called the 5 major planets by the names of the element they were associated with 1. Venus=A, 2. Jupiter=B, 3. Mercury=C, 4. Mars=D, and 5. Saturn=E

A metal
B wood
C water
D fire
E earth


In 2011, four Hong Kong festivals, including the Cheung Chau A, Tai O B, Tai Hang C, D of Hong Kong Chiu Chow community were all included in China's third national list of intangible culture under a UNESCO convention.

A Bun Festival
B Dragon boat Water Parade
C Fire Dragon Dance
D Yu Lan Ghost Festival


According to the Chine Temples Committee, there are four festivals in the lunar year in honour of Kwun Yum. They fall on the 19th day of the A lunar months (birth, ordination, deification and asumption).

A second, sixth, ninth, eleventh


Tam Kung's birthday falls on the A day of the fourth lunar month. The oldest temple is located in B

A eighth
B Shau Kei Wan


Villain hitting is a folk sorcery popular in Hong Kong and the Guangdong area of China. Its purpose is to curse one's enemies using A. The sorcery is often done in gloomy places. In Hong Kong the B flyover between Causeway Bay and WanChai is a popular place for Villain Hitting.

A black magic
B Canal Road


Situated in Tsuen Wan, Sam Tung Uk Museum was originally a 200 year old A walled village. In June 2016, the Intangible Cultural Heritage (ICH) office set up the "B" at Sam Tung Uk Museum as a display and resource centre.

A Hakka
B Hong Kong ICH Centre


On 30 September 2009, A was officially inscribed onto UNESCO Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity.

A Cantonese opera


Today some Punti (local) clans still follow the practices of "A", distributing section of pork to clan members and speaking in the B dialects during the rituals.

A eating on the hillside
B weitou


In Hong Kong, ritual performances or A plays are commonly held to celebrate traditional annual festivals, deities' birthdays or give thanks to deities or ghosts. Such performances are performed in a B theatre which is temporarily built.

A god-worshipping
B bamboo shed


What are the 4 maintypes of local ritual performances?

A Cantonese operas, Chiu-chow operas, Hoklo dramas and puppetry


Many ancient buildings in the New Territories were built in traditional style with gables decorated with motifs such as peonies (symbolizing A), bats (symbolizing B), dragons, phoenixes, tortoises and Chinese unicorns (symbolizing C and dignity).

A wealth
B happiness
C longevity


Located at A, Lo Pan Temple is the only temple in Hong Kong dedicated to the worship of Lo Pan, the patron saint of Chinese builders and carpenters.

A Ching Lin Terrace, Kennedy Town


A or pun choi is a traditional Hakka cuisine with layers of different food.

A Basin dish


Hong Kong's rich and colourful culinary history is intrinsically linked with the four main staple dishes A, B, C, and D

A congee
B noodles
C rice
D rice noodles


'One cup and two pieces' is a common colloquial saying that refers to drinking tea while enjoying 'dim sum'. It is what Hong Kong people typically call A.
One cup refers to the B cup or bowl used for the Infusion of tea leaves and the comsumption of tea in Cantonese restarants in the past. Two pieces means two pieces of dim sum.

A yum cha
B lidded


Sticking the chopsticks into a bowl of rice straight down should be avoided because it resembles the A that family members burn to mourn a dead relative. It also resembles the manner in which rice is symbolically offered to B

A incense
B dead


Yuangyang is a special Hong Kong drink, a concoction of A, bringing out the flavours and aroma in a magical combination.

A milk, tea and coffee


Cooling tea is quite popular in Hong Kong and Guangdong area. It is a kind of medicinal A tea.
In february 2006, cooling tea was included in the B.

A herbal
B national list of intangible cultural heritage


Jingzhe is the A of 24 solar terms in the traditional East Asian calendars. In Hong Kong, Jingzhe is traditionally a prime time for B.

A third
B villain hitting