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The Mid-Autumn Festival in Hong Kong, China

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Distance from city center: 5199.9mi
norfolkjon's pictureby norfolkjon Family & Fun travel tip
added on the 6th of September, 2010
Every year in Hong Kong a festival is organized at the end of the month of September, early October, holding the name The Mid-Autumn Festival. This time of year all the parks in the city are full of people, attractions and shows. The biggest events are held in Victoria Park.

The show that I liked during the whole festival season was the lantern show. Every year the main subjects are dragons, in every shape, size and color, Dragon being the sacred animal of China. There are several other lanterns featuring sacred animals, divinities. The festival’s theme however is the celebration of the Goddess Seun O, who more than 2000 ago has ascended to the Heavens. The people of Hong Kong hold this festival every year in her memory. It is an event one shouldn’t miss!

Oh, and don't miss to try out the traditional moon cakes that are baked during the festival. They are delicious!

Victoria Park Hong Kong - 2508 1234


Opening Hours:
After dark.

How to get there:
Underground (MTR): Services to Causeway Bay and follow exit signs for Victoria Park.

On the web:

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