Hong Kong Festivals

Hong Kong
  • Province:
    Hong Kong (Chinese: 香港 , Pinyin: Xiang Gang)
  • Population :
  • Area :
    1,104square km (426 square mile)
  • Overview:
    The contrasts in Hong Kong are extremely fascinating, of more than 7 million people in habiting here most are Chinese but many Pakistanis, Indians, Europeans and many other nationalities call Hong Kong their home. Hong Kong, is really the area of playing Amongst Skyscrapers.




The contrasts in Hong Kong are extremely fascinating, even within one specific area of the city. There are places where you feel like you've landed right in a science fiction movie but then you turn the next street corner and you find yourself in a small alley with maybe a little temple with burning incense . Of more than 7 million people in habiting here most are Chinese but many Pakistanis, Indians, Filipinos, Europeans and many other nationalities call Hong Kong their home-and they've all managed to add their own flavor to the Hongkong milieu. . Hong Kong, is really the area of playing Amongst Skyscrapers. This can be seen from its local festival.



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Local Festival in Hong Kong


Dragon Boat Festival


Dragon Boat Festival

The Dragon Boat Festival has been celebrated on the fifth day of the fifth moon (early June) according to the lunar calendar. Its exact origin is unknown, but legend says that this festival commemorates the tragic death of the honest and learned minister of state, Chu Yuan, who died in 288 BC in the ancient Kingdom of Chu during the time of the Warring States (403-211 BC). Unlike the mainland of China, in Hong Kong, during the festival, various organization, both European and Chinese ( such as the police, firemen, army, embassies, bars, restaurants, clubs, Boy Scouts, welfare groups and even the local journalists' union) enter teams.


Feeding Hungry Ghosts Festival


Feeding Hungry Ghosts Festival

The Festival of Hungry Ghosts occurs on July 15 of lunar calendar, and is the closest Chinese equivalent to the Christian's All Souls Day. Taoists and other Chinese religious sects(as well as superstitious people from the Chiu Chow region of Kwangtung Provience) take this festival seriously and actively participate in it. During the festival, act of offerings gifts to the ghosts by burning such paper replicas generally takes place on the pavements and is quiet a colourful scene.


Good Friday


Dragon Boat Festival

Good Friday, also known as Holy Friday, is a religious holiday observed primarily by Christians commemorating the crucifixion of Jesus Christ and his death at Calvary. The holiday is observed during Holy Week as part of the Paschal Triduum on the Friday preceding Easter Sunday, and may coincide with the Jewish observance of Passover. In Hong Kong, during the festival, all businesses and government offices are closed for a public holiday. The Celebration of the Passion of the Lord takes place in the afternoon, ideally at three o'clock.


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