01 Spatial Study
Shatin is an area surrounded by hills, with Shing Mun River at the centre. It has over 100 years of history, starting from several villages along the River, including Tai Wai Village, Shan Ha Wai and KakTin Village. Over the years, villagers from different villages formed the Shatin Nine-Alliance, to facilitate connections and co-operation among villages in Shatin.
Sha Tin Nine-Alliance Main Festivals
Sha Tin Nine-Alliance Special Festivals in Certain Villages
There are Ancestral Halls where villagers can worship ancestors in their daily life. During special
days, villagers organize festivals including Da Jiu Festival, Che Kung Festival, Ba Lok Festival etc.,
where rituals like lion dance, burning Tai Shi are practised. Both ancestral halls and festivals help
villagers embrace traditions and unite people. It brings a sense of belonging and identity that tiedpeople in Shatin together, so that people can live harmoniously.
Da Jiu Festival at Sha Tin Nine-Alliance
Da Jiu Festival has two main functions: one is to pray for the well-being of the community, to protect the environment, and to make wishes and rewards; the other is to reconfirm social relations and the identity of the crowd.
Martial Art Group
Burning Tai Shi
Ceremonies - Traditional Costumes & Instruments