Celebrated in China, Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan, the Chung Yeung Festival is celebrated annually on the ninth day of the ninth lunar month.
Historically, families would congregate at cemeteries to engage in old practices of ancestor worship, a tradition over 2000 years old.
Today, it remains a day of memorial where families gather for picnics, to go hiking or enjoy a special cake called ‘Ko’.
Another traditional custom is the flying of kites, which is believed to carry bad luck and omens away into the sky.
Our Hong Kong office will be closed on Thursday 14th October to honour this public holiday however, please be advised that our Isle of Man and Malta offices will remain open as usual.