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Hong Kong Arts Festival

A celebration of all things performing arts. There are live performances and artistic events, including music, dance and drama. This is a truly international arts festival which has seen top artists from around the world. Previous participants include: Moscow Art Theatre, Paris Opera Ballet, the People's Art Theatre of Beijing, Pina Bausch Tanztheater Wuppertal, the Royal Shakespeare Company, Stuttgart Ballet and the Bolshoi Theatre, amongst others.

Date: 01 February 2021 - 31 March 2021
(Date to be confirmed)
Venue: Throughout the city.
Website: http://www.hk.artsfestival.org

Chinese New Year

The biggest event of the year for most Chinese residents, with a day of dragon dances and fireworks. It’s a family event, with visits to temples and – perhaps most important of all – feasting on New Year delicacies such as crescent-shaped dumplings (which symbolise wealth).

Date: 12 February 2021 - 12 February 2021
Venue: Throughout Hong Kong.
Cost:

Free.


Cheung Chau Bun Festival

This festivity – also known as the Tai Ping Ching Chiu – includes parades, martial arts demonstrations and Chinese opera performances. Historically a celebration of the end of the plague, it's the buns which are stamped with the Chinese characters for peace and safety that really capture the imagination. On the final day, a huge tower of buns is scaled by teams competing to grab as many of them as possible.

Date: 16 May 2021 - 20 May 2021
Venue: Cheung Chau Island.
Website: http://www.cheungchau.org/
Cost:

Free.


Dragon Boat Festival

Dragon boat racing, as well as live entertainment, food stalls and a vibrant party atmosphere take over Hong Kong during the Dragon Boat Festival. This ancient event, also known as Tuen Ng Festival, commemorates the death of a popular Chinese national hero, Qu Yuan, who drowned himself in the Mi Lo River in 278BCE to protest against the corrupt rulers.

Date: 14 June 2021 - 14 June 2021
Venue: Various locations across Hong Kong including Aberdeen, Stanley, Discovery Bay, and Sai Kung.
Cost:

Free to spectate.


Mid-Autumn Festival

Also known as the Moon Cake Festival, after the sweet treats which are eaten during the run-up and on the day itself. The festival marks a historical rebellion against Mongol rule in which, it is said, plans for revolt were hidden within moon cakes. Events include a lantern parade in Victoria Park.

Date: 21 September 2021 - 21 September 2021
Venue: Throughout the city.
Cost:

Free.


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