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Cantonese Opera Zae Baak Fu White Tiger Ritual
When performing on a newly-built stage, the Cantonese opera troupe will have to carry out a ritual to “break” or initiate the stage before the actual performance on the first night. This... More > ritual is known by several names, namely Zae Baak Fu, Zae Toi, Po Toi, Tiu Choy Sun (Fortune Deity Dance), or Da Mau (Beating Cat).< Less
Jing-zhe Zae Baak Fu & Da Siu Yan
Jing-zhe, which means “the awakening of hibernated insects and animals”, marks the start of spring. It usually begins on March 5, 6 or 7 of each year. It is an age-old Cantonese custom to... More > make offering to the White Tiger (Zae Baak Fu) and to “beat petty little people” (Da Siu Yan) on Jing-zhe Day to get rid of bad luck and unpleasant people from our lives.< Less