Offerings laid out during Chung Yeung Festival to pay respects to ancestors. The festival is a time for tomb sweeping and offerings, but there are some important dos and don’ts. Photo: Nora Tam
Offerings laid out during Chung Yeung Festival to pay respects to ancestors. The festival is a time for tomb sweeping and offerings, but there are some important dos and don’ts. Photo: Nora Tam

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Chung Yeung Festival in Hong Kong – rules about food offerings to ancestors, tomb sweeping and what not to do

  • The festival falls on the ninth day of the ninth lunar month, and is a time for visiting ancestors’ graves to maintain them and pay respects to the departed
  • There are important rules, like how many incense sticks to offer and in what order, and which foods are acceptable as offerings. We outline the dos and don’ts

Offerings laid out during Chung Yeung Festival to pay respects to ancestors. The festival is a time for tomb sweeping and offerings, but there are some important dos and don’ts. Photo: Nora Tam
Offerings laid out during Chung Yeung Festival to pay respects to ancestors. The festival is a time for tomb sweeping and offerings, but there are some important dos and don’ts. Photo: Nora Tam
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