Worshippers burn their joss sticks as an offering at Wong Tai Sin Temple on Lunar New Year’s Eve. Photo: Yik Yeung-man
Worshippers burn their joss sticks as an offering at Wong Tai Sin Temple on Lunar New Year’s Eve. Photo: Yik Yeung-man

Hong Kong worshippers flock to Wong Tai Sin Temple for Lunar New Year ritual after 2-year Covid suspension

  • Taoist followers wait outside for up to seven hours to get inside city’s most well-known temple before burning first incense sticks of Lunar New Year
  • Temple’s namesake, Great Immortal Wong, is believed to have healing powers, drawing worshippers every year to make offerings

Worshippers burn their joss sticks as an offering at Wong Tai Sin Temple on Lunar New Year’s Eve. Photo: Yik Yeung-man
Worshippers burn their joss sticks as an offering at Wong Tai Sin Temple on Lunar New Year’s Eve. Photo: Yik Yeung-man
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