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Cheung Chau Bun Festival or Cheung Chau Da Jiu Festival is a traditional Chinese festival on the island of Cheung Chau in
. Held annually, and with therefore the most public exposure, it is by far the most famous of such Da Jiu festivals, with Jiu being a Taoist sacrificial ceremony. Such events are held by mostly rural communities in Hong Kong, either annually or at a set interval of years ranging all the way up to once every 60 years. Other places that may share the folk custom include
, Sichuan, Fujian and Guangdong.
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A boy depicts Hong Kong Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying during the Bun Festival parade.
A devotee lights joss sticks in a temple. Pipers, drummers and lion dancers accompanied by a cacophony of cymbals filled the streets of the normally sleepy island of Cheung Chau, as part of the annual “bun festival” parade.
A boy in traditional Chinese costume reacts to heat during the Bun Festival parade.
A girl standing above the crowd with the support of an elaborate rig of hidden metal rods. Buns from the top of the tower carry the most points and the highest scorer is the winner.
A devotee prays with joss sticks in a temple. A late-night scramble by agile competitors up an 18-metre (60-foot) tower made from imitation buns was scheduled to top off the festivities.
Along the parade route shoppers bought bags of the sweet buns at the heart of the celebrations.
A traditional bun baker holds a stamp which reads (Peace Safe), used to mark buns made during the annual Cheung Chau bun festival in Hong Kong.
A young girl (C) dressed as a deity enjoys a lollipop after taking part in a parade.
A young girl dressed as a deity prepares to take part in a parade.
A young girl (C) dressed as a deity takes part in a parade. Young children in intricate outfits — posing as deities, local sporting heroes and even politicians gave the impression of floating above the crowds as they were wheeled around on high pedestals.
A young girl (C) dressed as chief executive-elect Carrie Lam prepares to take part in a parade. The festivities today revolve around Cheung Chau’s Pak Tai temple and attract visitors from all over Hong Kong and abroad.
Buns are stamped with Chinese characters which read ‘Peace Safe’ during the annual Cheung Chau bun festival in Hong Kong. Tens of thousands gathered in Hong Kong for one of its most colourful festivals, a whirlwind of music and costume culminating in a dramatic climb up a precipitous
But competitors each year still scale heady heights, stuffing buns into sacks they are carrying as they climb.
Local residents dress a statue of a Chinese god on the outlying Cheung Chau island in Hong Kong to celebrate the Bun Festival. The festival is held every year to placate the spirits of people killed by pirates.
Performers take part in a parade during the annual Cheung Chau bun festival in Hong Kong on May 3, 2017. Tens of thousands gathered in Hong Kong on May 3 for one of its most colourful festivals, a whirlwind of music and costume culminating in a dramatic climb up a precipitous