元朗廈村鄉太平清醮 2014 Tai Ping Ching Chiu Festival, Hong Kong

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2014  香港
元朗廈村鄉太平清醮                                                                                             2014  Ha Tsuen Heung Tai Ping Ching Chiu Festival, Ha Tsuen, Yuen Long

這次回香港前, 查得2014年正值廈村太平清醮之醮期, 上網查得醮期行事之日程, 只是外行人, 從簡單的幾行字中無法得知實際進行的規模和方式, 所以就在 10日27晨去碰運氣, 結果運氣還不錯, 看到行香隊伍由醮壇起行至鄧氏宗祠叩拜然後入村行香, 我們隨隊走至祠堂, 待他們入村後再折回醮壇参觀了一回, 就要趕出九龍會友。 來時没有想到行香行列如此壯觀, 雖然整个行程只是怱怱一遊, 也覺心滿意足。最近没時間找出詳細行香資料, 所以先貼上照片, 資料找到後再補上。

After purchased the air tickets for our trip to Hong Kong and Taiwan, we began to search for events that would interest us during our stay. “Tai Ping Qing Jiao”  in Ha Tsuen stood out. It is not something one sees everyday, you have to wait ten years if you have missed the one in 2014. It was a week-long event, I checked their website for details, unfortunately, the schedule didn’t really give much about the details of daily events in a language that I could fully understand. We went, anyway, in the morning of 10/27. We were so lucky that by the time we arrived, the parade was about to begin. We followed the parade to the front of the Tang Ancestral Hall and later went back to check on the temporary worship hall where Taoist ritual was being performed. However, we didn’t have enough time to visit the Tang Ancestral Hall, a declared monument. Anyway, it was not a good time to visit because there was a lot going on in the hall during Tai Ping Qing Jiao.

Wikipedia – 廈村

…廈村鄉仍保留太平清醮的習俗,每十年舉行一次,對上一次是在2014年10月26日至11月1日舉行。廈村鄉醮據說有200多年歷史,每逢十天干中是「甲」的年份是為醮期,每屆為期5日6夜(即11晝連宵),期間有行鄉三日的傳統,鄉民和龍獅隊在緣首和道士帶領下,步行拜訪參與打醮和鄰近的友好鄉村。每逢醮年的大年初二,所有廈村鄉的各姓男丁均齊集沙江村天后古廟,輪流「打緣首」,「緣首」是村民在醮會中的代表,負責向上天祈福,廈村醮會設有10名「緣首」,第一名的稱為「頭名緣首」,必需在神壇前擲出十勝一寶的筊杯才獲當選。而在啟醮前兩晚,先會進行「祭英雄」的儀式,拜祭的隊伍摸黑到莆上,在荒野燒衣,為保護廈村而殉難的遊魂野鬼送上新衣,當中男衣130份,而女衣則為5份。醮期有「施化子」活動,以往在祠堂門前派白米和利是,但自2004年起已改為捐贈老人院或慈善機構。

除廈村鄉屬下的鄉村參與醮會外,一些友好村落亦有參加,如甲午醮會的紫田村(屯門鄉)和輞井圍(屏山鄉),兩條村的原居民均姓鄧,是廈村鄧族的分支。而以前屯門鄉的順風圍亦是醮會成員之一。

Tai Ping Qing Jiao

“Dajiao”, is a Taoist ritual for thanking gods and asking peace and rest in the area. It’s generally called “Tai Ping Qing Jiao” in Hong Kong. The frequency of “Dajiao” in Hong Kong varies among different communities; some are held annually like Cheung Chau Tai Ping Qing Jiao which took place in the fourth month in the lunar calendar, while it’s in Sheung Shui Heung held every sixty years. The Cheung Chau Tai Ping Qing Jiao, well known as “Bun Festival” by foreigners, provides a platform for the residents of Cheung Chau to showcase their rich folk traditions every year. These include folk crafts such as making paper-mache effigies of deities, setting up the bamboo scaffolding of bun towers, and making handmade buns. Also featured at the Festival are Taoist rituals and folk performing arts such as music, floating colours parade, lion and Qilin dances, as well as drum beating. It had been successfully inscribed onto the third national list of intangible cultural heritage in 2011. With our special introduction of video/audio programmes, photos and old newspapers…etc. from the Multimedia Information System in the Hong Kong Public Libraries, you will surely be attracted to this internationally renowned festival. (Tai Ping Qing Jiao  https://mmis.hkpl.gov.hk/tai-ping-qing-jiao)

2014.10.27

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LINKS:

太平清醮

The Tang Ancestral Hall

鄧氏宗祠

厦村鄧氏宗祠

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