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Hong Kong Festivals and Events




Cheung Chau Bun Festival

Cheung Chau Bun Festival
Cheung Chau Island,
This festival is held on Cheung Chau Island. Paper houses and paper money are burnt and food are offered to appease the hunger of the restless ghosts believed to be roaming around the island during the period. The festivals features three 16m bamboo sticks and paper towers covered with sweet pink and white buns. There is also a lavish performance of ornately costumed children who "float" at head height among the crowds.

Chinese New Year

Chinese New Year
February
The most important festival of the year, at which friends and relatives visit, debts settled and forgiveness offer. Lai see, or lucky- money packets, are distributed to children, unmarried friends and to those who have rendered faithful service during the year.

Hong Kong Food Festivals

Hong Kong Food Festivals
Hong Kong, March
The two week long culinary extravaganza, held every spring in March, is the Hong Kong Food Festival. The event is a gourmet's dream, that is a celebration of Hong Kong's legendary love of food. There are special dining programmes in many hotels and restaurants and theme parties, culinary tours and outing.

Tin Hau Festival

Tin Hau Festival
Tin Hau Temple, April or May
Celebrates the birthday of the Goddess of the Sea, takes place at all Tin Hau Temples every April or May, with parades, Chinese opera performance and mass sailings of brightly festooned junhs and sampans through Hong Kong's waterway.

Dragon Boat (Tuen Ng) Festival

Dragon Boat (Tuen Ng) Festival
Hong Kong, June/July
A traditional celebration combined with a fast- paced international sporting event makes the Dragon Boat Festival as one of Hong Kong's most exciting event. Local teams and foreign crews gather on this extravaganza to race their narrow boats(sporting dragon's heads and tails). According to a Chinese myth, 'Tuen Ng' is celebrated to honor Qu Yuan, a hero who drowned himself some 2,300 years ago to protest against corrupt rule. The beat of the drums and furious boat- paddling are supposed to scare the hungry fishes from eating the martyr's body.

Mid-Autumn Festival

Mid-Autumn Festival
September
Families reunite for dinner and bring candle-lit lanterns for the children. Mooncakes are eaten while watching the full moon rise.


 

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