Cultural Affairs

Cultural Heritage and Promotion

Cultural Affairs

The Wong Tai Sin Belief and Customs in Hong Kong

Wong Tai Sin Belief and Customs in Hong Kong refers to the Hong Kong folk belief and worshipping activities of Master Wong Tai Sin, which can be traced back to Jinhua, Zhejiang, China, and is inherited from the Pearl River Delta region of Guangdong. It includes beliefs, values, a culture of worship, legends, and the time- and season-related customs and activities, relevant rituals, literature, classics, and cultural relics arising therefrom.

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Cultural Affairs

In order to promote Sik Sik Yuen’s Confucianist, Buddhist, and Taoist ideology and culture, as well as preserve the Wong Tai Sin Belief and Customs in Hong Kong, which has been inscribed onto the National List of Intangible Cultural Heritage of China, Sik Sik Yuen established Culture Committee in 2018 aiming to focus on the promotion of the Yuen’s cultural affairs through various cultural lectures, exhibitions, books and cultural relics. With the support of the Yuen’s Chairman, Abbot, committee members and like-minded individuals, the Committee’s various cultural activities have been carried out smoothly which helps achieve diverse cultural development, and fully commit to promoting the inheritance of the Wong Tai Sin Belief and Customs.

SikSikYuen is honored to have renowned cultural scholars from Hong Kong serving as consultants to the Culture Committee (2024-2026) to support the promotion of cultural affairs at the Yuen. These esteemed scholars include:

1. Professor LAU Chi-pang, Associate Vice-President (Academic Affairs and External Relations), Lingnan University
2. Professor Joseph TING Sun-pao, Honorary University Fellow, The University of Hong Kong
3. Professor Tam Wai-lun, Department of Cultural and Religious Studies, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
4. Professor Lok Wai-ying, Irene, Assistant Researcher and Guest Lecturer of the Centre for the Study of Humanistic Buddhism, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
5. Professor Lau Chor-wah, Director of New Asia Institute of Advanced Chinese Studies
6. Professor Yao Chi-on, Associate Professor, Department of Chinese Literature, Chu Hai College of Higher Education