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Top 5 Upcoming Festivals in Hong Kong – a world of colour!

The bustling city comes alive with lights, music and decorations during the festivities and there are so many delightful occasions when you can celebrate the festivities in Hong Kong.

1

Lunar New Year Fair

The Lunar New Year Fair is a popular pre-celebration to ease into the Chinese New Year and there are so many different products that can be purchased during this time. There are many people who await the event to do their shopping. Park Hotel Hong Kong and other hotels in Hong Kong gets extremely busy during this time of the year as it is leading up to the Chinese New Year so early bookings are a wise idea if you are planning to visit during January or February.

2

Lantern Festival

The Spring lantern festival is known to be one of the most beautiful events you can come across in South East Asia. The Lantern Festival marks the last day of the traditional Chinese New Year. The festival has been taking place for over 2000 years and has been a long-awaited event by many people from around the world not just the Chinese.

3

Cheung Chau Bun Festival

The Cheung Chau Bun Festival is celebrated by those who live on the island of Cheung Chau in Hong Kong. Even though it has Taoist rituals it is about celebrating the birth of the Lord of Buddha. Due to the eclectic nature of the event, there are many tourists who come to Hong Kong during the month of May to witness this festival.

4

Le French Mey

This is a truly exciting experience as you are able to enjoy the colourful, lively and exhilarating performances put together by the French Embassy in order to commemorate and promote French and Hong Kong art and culture. In 2012 several paintings by Picasso were exhibited and a staggering number of more than 300,000 people are said to have attended the event to view the exhibits.

5

Hong Kong Arts Festival

The International Hong Kong Arts Festival is an event that attracts many artists from around the world from categories such as Music, Drama, Dance and Opera. There are many international artists and companies that have taken part in this event. Most of the 4-star hotels in Hong Kong get booked ahead of time during this event so it is best to plan ahead if you wish to be a part of the festival.

6

Ghost Festival

The Hungry Ghost Festival or the Ghost Festival is a Chinese festival that has Taoist and Buddhist roots. It is a day of celebrating and worshipping the dead as it is known to be a day where the spirits of the dead can come to Earth as the realm of Hell, Earth and Heaven are open. In order to make sure the spirits of the dead are at peace, they are worshipped and celebrated for the lives they lived. An unusual but celebrated festival in Hong Kong!

7

Hong Kong Pride Parade

As expected this is one of the most colourful festivals in Hong Kong. With all participants clad in a range of colours varying from Purple, Indigo, Blue, Green, Yellow, Orange & Red the streets come alive with unity and peace with an overload of laughter and photographs. If you are in the city during the time of the Hong Kong Pride parade you should definitely take part in it at least for a few hours to enjoy the solidarity and the excitement.

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