Don’t Miss 10 Festivals in Hong Kong

As we know that Hong Kong is one of the China country’s long time ago before be a part of the United Kingdom country and come back to China again. Then the festival in Hong Kong is similar to Chinese festival. When you come to Hong Kong then you will see both styles festival from China and British.

1. Spring Lantern Festival is Chinese Valentine day. It’s old culture that begin on the last day of Chinese New Year. Every place that decorated this festival will put lantern on. Younger man and women who not marry will play game on lantern. This festival will be during winter season and depend on Chinese New Year day.

2. Turn Ng Festival or Dragon Boat Festival is day for the honour the death of poet Qu Yuan who jump on Mi Lo river for against corruption protest. The highlight of this festival is looking on dragon boats racing with colorful spectacle. Teams racing decorated boats and drums for beat on the race. The boats have special measure on more than 10 meters long and painted dragon heads and tails on the boat. The paddlers around 20-22 will carries on a crew.

3. Seven Sisters Festival is festival for women who prays on the falls of the seventh day on the seventh lunar month. The festival has origins in the two stars of Altair and Vega. Chinese legend history tells about shining beauties are actually two lovers who a mortal cowherd and a goddess weaver that have been separated on either side of the Milky Way. While on the tale has several variations say that on this date of each year the magpies of the world will take pity on the star crossed pair and form a bridge for them to be together.

4. Yue Laan Festival or Feast of Hungry Ghosts is the day of people who prays for ghosts that don’t have home. According to the Chinese traditional belief  in the lunar calendar that when restless spirits roam to the earth. People make efforts to appease these transient ghosts. This festival will be on the 15th day of the seventh lunar month. In Hong Kong during the Hungry Ghost Festival that they organised their own that runs for the entire of seventh lunar month. This festival has been held for over 100 years and is officially as part of China’s intangible cultural heritage.

5. Mid Autumn Festival or Moon Cake Festival (中秋節 or 中秋节) is festival based on Chinese culture that occurs in the middle of autumn to celebrate the harvest. This will be held on the full moon night of the 8th month on the lunar calendar. In Hong Kong take place in many parts of the territory.

6. Chung Yeung Festival is similar to the Ching Ming Festival that when the entire families congregate to the cemeteries. This is a time to see the age-old practices of ancestor worship and traditions in Hong Kong.

7. Dong Zhi Festival or Winter Solstice Festival is one of the most important festivals celebrated by the Chinese and ethnic Chinese in East Asia. It’s believed that the yin qualities of darkness and cold are at their most powerful on the shortest day of the year. In Hong Kong, most people finish work early on the festival and go home for lavish meals with their families.

8. Valentine’s Day is the 14 of February each year that celebrated in many countries around the world. Most are Western countries and Hong Kong also have celebrate.

9. The end of the year festival or New Year festival is the time that the New Year calendar begins and the calendar year is increased by one year New Year’s Day in the Gregorian calendar used throughout the world, currently on January 1. This festival people will come to ceremony the old year end and new year come.

10. Halloween day festival is the end day of the October month (31st of October). This festival decorated on shopping malls and themed menus to raucous street parties with elaborate theme park. It’s made to the place where Asia comes to party on All Hallows’ Eve for celebrations.

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