"Historical and Architectural Traces of Sam Tung Uk" Audio Guide

⑥ Ancestral Hall: The Lantern Lighting Ceremony

Ancestral Hall: The Lantern Lighting Ceremony

  

Ancestral Hall: The Lantern Lighting Ceremony Location Map

 

 

 

Traditional lantern for newborn sons hung on a tie-beam inscribed with the words for "a hundred sons and a thousand grandsons", representing the lantern-lighting ritual in the past.

Traditional lantern for newborn sons hung on a tie-beam inscribed with the words for "a hundred sons and a thousand grandsons", representing the lantern-lighting ritual in the past.

Two green tie-beams, one inscribed with the auspicious Chinese words for "longevity and wealth" and the other with the words "a hundred sons and a thousand grandsons".

Two green tie-beams, one inscribed with the auspicious Chinese words for "longevity and wealth" and the other with the words "a hundred sons and a thousand grandsons".

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