Well Wishing Festival

You are still on time to visit the Well-wishing festival this year

It is customary to celebrate the Chinese New Year by visiting the Lam Tsuen Wishing Trees. The festival is taking place until March 4th, it is open to the public, and the floats from the Cathay Pacific Chinese New Year Parade will also be displayed there, so in case you missed the show you still have a chance to see them here.

The pair of trees are believed to bring good fortune to those who throw pieces of red or yellow joss papers with your name, date of birth and a wish written on them, the papers are tied in with weights and thrown to the trees, if your wish lands on the tree it means that your wish will be granted, if not it is said your wish was too greedy. The higher your wish lands, the more likely it is to become a reality.

Apart from the floats and the Wishing Trees, visitors can experience the releasing of the wishing lanterns and if you are in luck, you might catch some of the performances from the parade being presented there. There are food stalls, lion dances, and game booths for you to also enjoy. The festival is in the New Territories, so if you are looking to spend a day away from the busy Hong Kong, this is a great idea. You can get there by MTR, at the Tai Wo station.

Picture from: http://www.littlestepsasia.com/hong-kong/articles/play/lam-tseun-wishing-trees

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