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Another New Year Custom in Hong Kong was the worshipping of Che Kung. Folklore has it that the 2nd day of the New Year is the Che Kung Festival, but because the 3rd day of the New Year is known as Crimson Mouth – a day unsuitable for visiting relatives – many have chosen to visit the Che Kung Temple to pay their homage on this day. Following traditional practice, the Heung Yee Kuk N.T. and the Sha Tin Rural Committee ask for lottery poetry from Che Kung on the 2nd day of the New Year. The lottery poetry is read and interpreted by the temple attendant and its content publicized as a much hyped-up news piece.

Believers who entered the Che Kung Temple were not allowed to bring offerings. They could only bring three sticks of incense and clothing for Che Kung. Most entered the temple to do three things: giving incense offerings, spinning the windmill, and sounding the drum; some also asked for lottery poetries which might tell their fortune in the upcoming year. A variety of provisional stores were open outside the temple selling a diversity of worshipping items. The most popular item was certainly the pinwheels, which were sold at under hundred to several hundred dollars. Many believers brought home a pinwheel in hopes that it would “spin” their luck.