Hong Kong

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Additional Information
Capital City of Victoria
Currency HKD
Timezone Asia/Hong_Kong
Total States 3 states
Airport City Chek Lap Kok Hong Kong International Airport,
Ruling Type Government
Offical Languages Chinese, English,
National Animal Giant Panda Bear
Food Pineapple Buns, Zhu Cheung Fun (Rice Rolls), Wonton Noodles
Seasons Autumn  : Sep - Oct
Summer : Jun - Aug
Winter     : Dec - Feb
Sprint      : Mar - May


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Festival

1 ) Cheung Chau Bun Festival

Festival Month - May

Part of the Taoist ritual festivals in Hong Kong, the Cheung Chau Bun is native to the island of Cheung Chau in Hong Kong. The festival marks the regions own celebration of the birth of the Buddha and is celebrated fervently by the rural population on the Hong Kong Island. Because of its eclectic nature, it also attracts thousands of tourists every year. Kwon Kam Kee buns are an important component of this most adorable of festivals in Hong Kong where 60,000 buns were consumed in 2017. Buns are also used to decorate bamboo towers in a major centerpiece event. Cheung Chau Bun Festival 2019 date: 12 May 2019


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2 ) Hong Kong Arts Festival

This is Hong Kongs annual gathering of artists from Hong Kong, mainland China and around the world. The main genres that conduct events as part of the festival belong to drama, dance, world music, Chinese and western classical music, and Chinese opera. Kevin Spacey, Bavarian State Opera, Royal Shakespeare Company, and the Paris Opera Ballet have all performed at the Hong Kong Festival. The festival also serves to commission new art in chamber opera, theatre, and dance.


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3 ) Ghost Festival

Festival Month - August

The Ghost Festival, or the Hungry Ghost Festival, is a Chinese festival that has both Buddhist and Taoist origins. The festival is a celebration and worshipping of the dead, including familial ancestors, as the realm of Hell, Heaven, and Earth are believed to be open. The spirits of the dead can cross over to Earth on this day, and people pay homage to the dead by burning incense and joss paper, and by building papier-mache effigies of the Ghost King. Ghost Festival 2019 date: 15 August


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