Worshippers pick fortune sticks at Che Kung Temple in Sha Tin. Photo: Dickson Lee

Good news or bad omens: why picking fortune sticks at Hong Kong’s Che Kung Temple over Lunar New Year has become a big draw

  • Although some see it as mere superstition, fortune stick drawing has become a semi-official ritual over recent decades
  • Government officials have not drawn sticks since 2003, when bad luck was predicted – and city was hit by Sars, economic downturn and a huge protest
Topic |   Lunar New Year

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Worshippers pick fortune sticks at Che Kung Temple in Sha Tin. Photo: Dickson Lee
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