Birthday of Tin Hau 天后誕 (23rd Day of the 3rd Lunar Month)
Tin Hau, Goddess of the Sea, is believed to have been able to forecast the weather and save people from shipwrecks. Fishermen visit temples making offerings and hold a variety of celebrations asking for safety, fine weather and full nets.
On the birthday of Tin Hau, festivities happen in more than 70 temples around the city dedicated to this goddess.
People in the Tai O fishing village adorn their boats with colourful ribbons. These floral paper offerings, known as Fa Pau (floral wreaths), are truly amazing.