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Hong Kong Festivals

Hong Kong’s influential Chinese heritage gives the city an enduring dedication to ancient festivities. And with glowing lanterns, crowded temples, dancing lions, fiery dragons and the wafts of incense, Chinese festivals are the most vibrant expressions of the soul of Asia’s world city.

Cheung Chau's Bun Festival, which draws tens of thousands of local and overseas tourists every year, is staged to mark the Eighth day of the Fourth Moon, in the Chinese calendar (this is usually in early May). It coincides with the local celebration of Buddha's Birthday.

Tin Hau Festival is very important because Tin Hau is god of the sea and hence patron of fishermen. as most of Hong Kong communities are originally from the sea she is very important in traditional island life.

the biggest Festival of all is Chinese New Year. Nowhere else is this momentous festival more accessible than in Asia’s world city, where traditions dating back thousands of years.
The ancient Chinese once welcomed the new lunar year by scaring away evil spirits with firecrackers, but that’s no longer feasible in such a densely packed city. However, Hong Kong makes up for it by putting on a stunning parade and pyrotechnic show.

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