Tin Hau Celebrations

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A Day in a Life of a Flower Cannon

Significant participants in the annual birthday celebrations for Tin Hau are the Flower Cannon Associations, many of which are established by fishermen or by those associated with fishing or the sea. These associations take their names from the Flower Cannons, or Fa Pau, which the associations have crafted in her honor each year. On the day of her birthday, these Flower Cannon Associations participate in day-long celebrations to honor her in the community and at the temple. The following photos are selected observations of one of these associations during one of these birthday celebrations: May 12, 1985, in Tai Po Market.

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