Mickey Mouse advises children to make a wish upon a star, but Hong Kong grannies take their grandchildren to the Wishing Tree ... More
Lam Tsuen Wishing Tree
Mickey Mouse advises children to make a wish upon a star, but Hong Kong grannies take their grandchildren to the Wishing Tree to make their wishes. Wishes are written onto a specially-designed red slip of paper tied onto an orange with string. There a several stalls selling these, clustered around the tree. Then, the whole thing is tossed into the air with the aim of hooking it over a branch, thereby granting the wish. And if the paper catches the top of the tree, then your wish is likely to come true much sooner.
Locals write their wish on a piece of paper then tie the paper to an orange. They then throw the orange into the tree and hope it stays in the branches. Wishes that stay up come true (so they say). The branches are higher than they seem so you need to throw as hard as you can. But with other people making wishes, oranges are flying from all angles.
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