Hong Kong 2006
Chapter 18:
Religion and Custom
Traditional Festivals
Muslim Community
Hindu Community
Sikh Community
Jewish Community
Other Faiths
Traditional Chinese Simplified Chinese
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Hong Kong's hectic lifestyle might lead some people to think religion takes a back seat in this city. The opposite is true. Hong Kong people follow a wide range of spiritual beliefs and religious customs. As a Chinese city, Hong Kong's dominant religions are, not surprisingly, Buddhism and Taoism. But other religions are also practised — in churches, mosques, temples and synagogues. Moreover, freedom of religion is enshrined in the Basic Law.

Hong Kong residents enjoy religious freedom under the Basic Law and relevant legislation. Religions practised in Hong Kong include Buddhism, Taoism, Confucianism, Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, Sikhism and Judaism. Some religious bodies also run schools, and health and welfare facilities.

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