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Wong Tai Sin Belief and Customs
The folk religion of Wong Tai Sin originated in the Jinhua area of Zhejiang Province and was introduced into the Lingnan region at the turn of the Ming and Qing dynasties. Local Wong Tai Sin belief and customs originated in 1915. In 1921, Sik Sik Yuen was established to manage the Wong Tai Sin Temple. After a century of inheritance, nowadays the folk religion of Wong Tai Sin has developed in conjunction with charitable features and has been widely circulated in Hong Kong and overseas Chinese communities. Sik Sik Yuen has stayed close with the advancement of the society and founded various social services to actualise the "To act benevolently, teach benevolence and grant every wish" spirit of Wong Tai Sin. Wong Tai Sin belief and customs were inscribed onto the fourth national list of ICH in 2014.